January 08, 2007

The sock disaster of 2007 .....

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."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH NO! that stinks! I knit my socks 2 on 1 circ, so I rewind my skein into 2 center pull balls. I can spot any knots or inconsistancies in the skein before knitting... not that that helps you now...

Donna said...

See, it's true, every cloud has a silver lining :)

Anonymous said...

That stinks. I've heard that you can contact PT Yarns about the flawed skein of Opal and they'll compensate you. I'm not sure if it's true, but it also couldn't hurt to talk to them.

Anonymous said...

I was interested to see you had a random line in the middle of each sock. I just got one for the first time. how does that happen???

Knots = not fun.

monica said...

I think if you email Mary Lou or Soxie at PT Yarns and let them know about it, since you can't remember where you bought the yarn, they will make it right. They are nice people. My daughter loves when the socks are really off like that, she calls the Doby socks for Harry Potter.

Anonymous said...

Too bad about the color not quite matching, but they look cute anyway. And good luck with the 12 pairs--that's a fun goal to make!

Ruth said...

Glad you decided to knit for yourself. What a shame about the knot in the yarn. I think they look lovely though and socks that don't match show individuality!

Patricia said...

Its no fun putting in hours of time just to find major flaws in the yarn. Happily this doesn't happen often. I spent a bundle on some chi-chi yarn last year. It came from the UK from a well known woman who dyes her yarn. When I opened the package< i was shocked at how horrible it looked. It was promptly sent back to its home in the UK. Lesson learned!