In my attempts to get all the Afghans for Afghans blankets done, I forced Brandy, my beautiful tortoise-shell cuddler, into crocheting the edges on the squares. Unfortunately, she went on strike tonight. I guess I’ll have to finish them myself.
Lovely self-striping and varigated yarns are one of the great new things in the yarn world. But sometimes the quality control on these yarns isn’t good. For all that I loved knitting with Mirasol Hacho, I was completely irritated that one skeig of it had two very different dye lots — the dye itself wasn’t great. So I knit a pair of mittens and gave them to charity. At least with Mirasol, you are helping a group of people who need it.
I bought some Mini Mocho by Crystal Palace in a lovely Harvest Rainbow colorway. I knit a swatch which looked good:
See how pretty?
I started knitting the scarf. Within the first two inches, there was a knot — a knot where the colors were different. Apparently this is a known problem. In my case, it wasn’t too bad. Shortly after, I ran into this patch:
Yep, a kinda acid-green color. Odd to have in a Harvest rainbow colorway, but I figured I wait to see. Well, it turns out that this is a color not repeated anywhere in the rest of the two skeins. See — it’s nowhere else.
Fortunately, I have plenty of yarn, so I’ll be able to complete my project. But it’s clear that their quality control
sucks is not what it should be, and this is a relatively well-known company that is managed in the Bay Area, although the yarn itself is imported.