Saturday, January 23, 2016

Pooh!

And I'm not talking about the bear.  I've been working all month on a Christmas throw that should have been done before Christmas.  My goal is to have it done before the end of January.  I've been making good progress.  I just need to finish the last set of red, white and green.  I'm 2 rows in on the red, need 6 more rows and I'm almost through with the ball of yarn I've been using.  But no problem, the last time we were at A.C. Moore (our local craft store) I picked up a skein of red so I'd have plenty to finish with.
Except I picked up a skein of very tomatoy red and the red I've been using is more of a carroty red. So I had to stop.  I can get to A.C. Moore tomorrow and I'm taking the little ball of red with me and praying that I can match it.
If not I'm not sure what I'll do.  Shorten the throw?  Use the wrong red?  Put it away and search the internet for a better match.
Pooh I say, pooh!
This is the color I've been using, it's more orangey than the picture shows

This is what I bought

Here's the two together

16 comments:

  1. I think I'd be really daring and use bright yellow! LOL

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  2. That new skein of Red Heart looks like a pair of slippers, to me. Good luck at the store.

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  3. Good Luck matching reds !
    Try to finish it the way you wanted or you will always be disappointed.
    It looks very pretty.

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. Maybe you can find the exact color of yarn on ebay or etsy. It's worth a try. Wishing you the best, Pat

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  5. You are so talented..... I can only knit dishcloths....needless to say I have a drawer full. HaHa

    Very nice.

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  6. That is so annoying when that happens. I hope you do manage to get the correct colour
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  7. Oh dear - this sort of thing is so frustrating - especially after all the work you have put into it so far. Good luck with finding a perfect match.

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  8. How blinking frustrating, I do hope you can find it in the same shade. x

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  9. At least you haven't given up on finishing it. Looking forward to the final product.

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  10. Hope you find that you can match the colour - if not, and you are happy with the length of the throw then I would finish it - don't do as Jenny suggests and add bright yellow LOL!

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  11. Oh, isn't that annoying. Never mind, I'm sure you'll come up with the perfect solution!
    Liz

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  12. Oh, dear how irritating. I hope you can find some more of the right red:)

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  13. Hmm, difficult. I think I'd just cut short the throw. It's gorgeous.
    xx

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  14. Hard to tell the colour difference on my screen... Wish you luck!

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  15. I hope that you can find the right colour! xx

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  16. How frustrating. I hate when that happens. Maybe try ordering online from a place like Herrschners if you can't find the right one in the store. Your throw is looking really nice!

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