Saturday, March 26, 2011

Finished Object: Vine Loop

So, after my initial shock with the yarn color I ordered (it was, um, green and not gray) I decided to go with my traditional knitting philosophy (damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead) and knit it up anyway, figuring that if I didn't like it I could dye it, and if I still didn't like it after that I could give it away.

Here it is pre-dyed (and pre-blocked). Also, the color does not show up well at all. It's much much greener than it appears. If it had been the color shown below, I wouldn't have dyed it:

ANYWAY, I dyed it. Apparently if you attempt to overdye something green with teal dye it comes out a deep emeraldy/malachitey color. Who knew? Unfortunately it is also not a color that I can (or would) wear. When it dries I'll post another photo. Sigh.

However, the yarn is nice and soft (Cascade Dolce, worsted weight) and the pattern was well written. I only used about 250 yards of the yarn for this.

I will knit another one out of a yarn in a color that I DO actually like. That should help. :)


  1. Oh that is too bad Virginia, because this is a beautiful pattern. But I am sure you know someone who loves green, and then you have an early finished x-mas gift :-) Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I really like the pattern. Too bad you didn't like the colour.

  3. That really is a pretty knit. I agree that you should try to gift it!

  4. Ooohhh I like the pattern, and the color of the yarn. I love how you're honest with yourself about colors you will and wont wear. I usually lie to myself and something will sit in a drawer from now until eternity.