Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Balsam Completed!

Balsam Front 2
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I delivered this knitted item to my sister Paula on Saturday at my family "Thanksmas." I really like the way the pattern worked. This is knit out of Araucania Nature Wool in Color 17, Ruby.

I did take some video of the fun I had knitting this. A few of those posts and videos can be found by clicking links.

While on vacation, I ran into a bit of a problem. I finished one skein of yarn and prepare to join the second skein. Wouldn't you know that the colors I thought were the same were NOT the same. **crap**. You can see the difference, can't you?

After discovering this while I had some unexpected knitting time in the car on the way back from the Grand Canyon, I was a bit quiet and then let a few choice words explode. I made a few phone calls to Las Vegas yarn shops only to discover that I couldn't find any. I put the knitting down and started making some socks. I did send two emails out looking for skeins back in Ohio. Sure enough, one of the LYS had it in stock! I picked it up from A Tangled Tale in Powell, OH and finished the project on Monday. It was blocking on Tuesday night.

Here's the video that was shot during the visit to Red Rock Canyon.

1 comment:

Cat said...

I hate it when my vacation knitting gets screwed somehow! I'm glad you had the needles to do the socks!