Wednesday, 27 July 2011

WIP Wednesday 27th July 2011

It is a woeful WIP Wednesday!!!  I posted on Sunday about my Genevieve sweater and the possibility of being short of yarn well now I have completed the hood and I am easily a skein short :-(  So cross that the yarn requirements in the pattern are not accurate.  The are several projects on Ravelry that have been listed since I started mine and they have all used far more than the 850yrds given.  I've been in contact with pixie knits who dyed the wool for me and have sent a sample of the yarn off for her to try and match.  I will frog the hood and use that wool for the remainder of the skirt and sleeve.  The new skein can then be used for the hood as if it isnt quite a colour match then it wont matter as much for the hood.  Still gutted though.

Whilst I wait for the couldron to hopefully make another skein for me I've gone back to my rainbow heart doilies.  Only indigo and violet left.  Has anyone starched their work before?  I presume I use a starch spray that you find in the laundry aisle of the supermarket.  I'd like to frame these to go as a picture on the wall.



Looking forward to catching up with everyone elses blogs over at Tami's Amis.

13 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love the rainbow on the wall idea, so bright and cheery :) Sorry to hear you didn't have enough yarn, so frustrating when a pattern isn't accurate. Fingers crossed the new yarn will match!

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  2. Thats so irritating when you think you have purchased the correct amount and then land up running out. I always as a rule of thumb buy one skein extra than it states, I always find something to do with any left over. I know it seems a waste at the time but I am tired of running out and then not being able to get the same dye lot.

    Your wall art will look spectacular, I did read somewhere about starching a bowl, but for the life of me I can't remember where, Sorry.

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  3. I really like those doilies. I've thought about doing some swatching and framing it in a shadowbox. I can't wait to see it finished.

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  4. That's awful about the running-out-of-yarn, although your solution to use the new skein for the hood is a good one. It's awful that the pattern is inaccurate about that, ugh. :|

    I love your doilies, too! Rainbow colours are so happy-making. I've starched some tiny crocheted earrings using something similar to this: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/alfabstifand.html And it worked really well. I bought a bottle at a craft store, I wonder if it's available in the UK?

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  5. That is too bad about running out of yarn. It is very inventive to use the hood. I have some project ideas where I would need something like spray starch. I will be curious to see your project. The doilies look so cheery.

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  6. love the rainbow colours, and the colur of the sweater. what a pain!
    good luck

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  7. Oh no! It makes me so sad to hear knitting tales of woe!
    LOVE the rainbow doilies, though!

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  8. Oh man! At least it sounds like she might be able to match the color! It's smart of you to use the new skein for the hood.

    The rainbow doilies are AWESOME

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  9. Fingers crossed you can get a good match for the yarn! Very frustrating though!

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  10. Love your doily colors! I know some people use a sugar water mixture to starch doilies.

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  11. Love the rainbow doilies. What a great idea to frame them, too. Hope that you can get more matching yarn. Great strategy to use the new yarn for the hood.

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  12. How annoying running out of yarn! Hope you manage to get some! Love the rainbow doilies!

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  13. The color for the sweater is gorgeous! I'm sorry to hear you didn't have enough. I'm sure the yarn you get back will be just as gorgeous. The doilies are fantastic.

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