I usually don't knit for myself but this year I decided to make myself 12 pair of hand knit socks. First pair of socks is Opal dreamcatcher in shades of grey. Love the yarn but ..... what's up with that brown????
Don't even look like they are from the same ball of yarn do they! First sock muted greys, greens, creams. Second sock had bits of brown and lines of black. Why?
Because of this friggin knot of yarn I found about an inch into the leg of the second sock. Wouldn't have been bad except the colorways was backwards after the knot and the dye quality didn't match.
I was sooooo pissed!!! Friggin' $18.00 yarn with this crappy quality?!?!?! WTF! Can't remeber the vendor for this yarn because I have so much in the stash. And then I remembered .... gee I've knit 50+ pr of socks with Opal and this was the first knot I've ever seen. Makes it a unique skein. Plus my socks never match so really I don't care. So here are my first "Diane socks" knit by Diane for Diane. How exciting!
**Just a note you can take your defective Opal yarn back to the store you bought it from and they will exchange it and return the defective skein to PT Yarns. Unfortunately I can't remember which vender I bought this particular yarn from. One defective skein out of 50 is ok with me. After all if I was knitting with noro I'd be saying "Gee only one knot in this 50 gram ball. Better than the normal 3 I usually find."