Last night, while Mom and I sat around and watched movies, I skeined up the dyed yarn. Here it is for your veiwing pleasure!
Is it just me, or do they remind anyone else of Rainbow Brite? The colors are very true, I photographed them in the morning light coming through the window. They’ll both probably end up as socks, and I’ve been itching to make some Monkey socks. Maybe some fruity socks are in my future as a part of the Summer of Socks.
As for the Maltese shawl, I think it will be a race to the finish: knitting fast to outrun the end of the yarn. I scoured the LYS for another ball of the yarn, but no luck. Mom and I then spent about an hour trying to salvage all the yarn we could from the ball the dog had decided was a chew toy. This is what we were able to save:
It may be enough, since I have about a third left to finish. At the end of the day, we lost about a third of a ball, and I did have extra yardage when I started out. Here’s hoping the yardage stated in the book is accurate; goodness knows they aren’t always right!