Thursday, May 15, 2008

Do not adjust your monitor...

The truth is I love learning my lesson the hard way - I mean I learn something, right? And chances are it won't happen again...


I got my second Pomatomus you notice a little difference between the two? Doh! I swear these two Interlacement skeins were of the same dye lot! What happened? One was reskeined, one was not - ah - tricky. The weirdest thing is, well, I didn't notice the difference until I had the second sock done. Well, good thing I'll be wearing shoes, no one will know but me - well, and now you - but you won't tell right?

I still think the pattern was awesome and love the optical illusion-ish quality of the finished product. I may even knit it again - but with the same yarn next time. Bah.




Blogger Auntly H said...

They're gorgeous. And who decided socks have to match anyway?

8:31 PM  
Blogger Jill L said...

They're lovely and you can't tell with the shoes on. I am the same way. EVERYTHING has to match perfectly! You did a great job!

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

Funny, but they are nice looking socks.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I love the mismatchedness! Have you ever seen Little Miss Matched socks?....I love those too!

9:20 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

They are bright, but I love them! Nice!

10:52 PM  
Blogger wiscjennyann said...

Oh I love 'em... but then I have a thing for fraternal twins. (Tangent, but related: OMG, do you know of Camper shoes? They have a "Twin" line that is the coolest! Sooo expensive, though.) The look a little like you inverted the colors. Man, Pomatomus is such a great pattern, maybe I should make another pair...

Well done!

11:58 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

They are fun!

12:17 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

How weird is that???? What's up dyelot?

I love them. They're gorgeous and in shoes you can't even tell.

12:20 AM  
Blogger Cindy/Snid said...

And they look great with the shoes!

1:29 AM  
Blogger bockstark.knits said...

I think they are better this way. Who needs perfectly matching socks anyways?? They are gorgeous fraternal twins!

1:53 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Oh ouch, I hate it when stuff like that happens. I'm sure my turn will come. I have to be careful choosing a brown Koigu out of my stash as there are a couple variations in there. They're gorgeous anyway!

4:27 AM  
Blogger YarnSnob said...

ooh i love funky socks and even better when they don;t match!!

6:26 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

They were the same dye-lot? What's up with that?

Still cute though! Fun and bright!

6:43 AM  
Anonymous kim said...

Ah, that's what makes them handmade and interesting!

7:14 AM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

With shoes on, you can't even tell! I am glad you liked the pattern, it's next on my list.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Veronique said...

Yeah, I think there's always variations in hand painted yarns... But I'm not sure what the problem is here: one skein has a darker blue than the other? Your Pomatomi look great!

8:33 AM  
Blogger Crys said...

Those socks are breautiful. If they were perfect they wouldn't be hand made.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Mo said...

They are STUNNING! And, with your shoes on you cannot even tell the slight color difference. Bravo!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Another masterpiece! Hey they are super cheerful socks and a very pretty pattern:)

I agree with the others --the difference is bearly noticeable once you have your shoes on:)

11:14 AM  
Blogger Anne K. said...

They're absolutely spectacular! And the cute little Mary Janes show them off perfectly. Well done, you!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I sat next to a woman wearing those same clogs the other day and I really wanted a pair. Now that I see your clogs I might just have to go and get some right away.

Love the socks.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

I had that happen to me with tiny toes before...I think it's the dyer/dying process... I still love them! :)

6:01 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Awesome socks! Strange thing about the dye lot. But I agree with the can't tell when you put those great shoes on.
And BTW - the socks look great with the black - really shows off the handknits well!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Marimi said...

Love the pattern and the combo with the non matching same dyelot yarn

2:52 AM  
Blogger PurlingPirate said...

The same or not, they are gorgeous! And love the shoes!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

my kids wear mismathecd socks all the time! haha!

No matter what - sockes turned out great! Your feet are happy, right? Right!!!!!!

Once I was knitting a sweater for client - the yarn was from the same dye lot!!!! At the end - after sweater was finished - I realised - some skeins gave bit darker shade! Luckilly, it was cotton so I hand dyed the sweater!

8:33 AM  
Blogger KnittingMoose said...

Wow, I'm sure that's frustrating, but they're gorgeous anyway! That pattern is on my list for someday.
Those shoes are awesome for handknit socks!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Stunning, even in their fraternal state!

12:06 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

They look great and the shoes really hide the difference.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

How fun are those socks?! I love the colors.

1:52 AM  

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