Thursday Purse-Day!

happy Thursday everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

I was sitting here thinking about what bag I hadn’t put up online yet.  I thought…omg.  have i really RUN OUT OF THEM???  nope.  I found one that i’m surprised i never posted before 🙂

depeche open back view while open

Botgurl and I went to the Depeche Mode concert back in 2005.  wow.  has it really been 5 years since that great show??  Sheesh!!  We’ve even been to another one of their shows since this one!  anyway, we always hit the merchandise table to see if there is anything good.  I rarely buy t-shirts b/c they are cheaply made, i never wear them and they cost too much.  So i always look for alternatives:  bags, mugs, buttons, stickers.   This bag was pretty inexpensive.  If memory serves me right, $10.  wheee!

Thanks to everyone for all the bday wishes. 🙂   you guys really made my day!!   I haven’t gotten much knitting done this week due to some chaos around here.   i tried to help/support the boy thru a terrible tragedy and it’s weird how knitting isn’t on my priority list when bad things happen like this.    thanks for the friends that are aware of what happened and for your prayers.  They are greatly appreciated.

well, actually, I did knit some and the boring feather and fan on the blanket was kind of good.  Mindless (BUT BORING) knitting.   but knitting this many stitches is starting to drive me bonkers.  good news!  i’m on the border part of the blanket !! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  so next week i will have a finished blanket to show off.

But i have a dilemma.  So i ran out of yarn.  I shopped my stash to start the blanket like a good girl and found these 3 skeins of jitterbug i got for $40.  not bad right?  considering this stuff sells for $25 a skein street value.  ahahah  well, i had to buy two more skeins from loopy ewe to give me what i needed to finish.  In the poor lighting at my house, i couldn’t tell there was a dye lot issue.  Normally i don’t care about that stuff b/c i can usually just deal.  but in the daylight lighting at BN on Weds night, i noticed a BIG difference.

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CAN YOU SEE????????  it’s PEACHY in the center, but then more PINKY toward the edges!?!?  WTF?!?!?! AAAAAAAAAAH!!  it’s the same damn color, but diff. dye lots!!!   i can’t leave it like this and say it’s a design element!

What am i going to do????  I’m going to submit this to the state fair and I can’t have it looking like this!!  some of the gals said to just finish it and see how it looks when i’m done.   i was going to finish it regardless.  I wasn’t going to tink back what i did.   i was about 20 rows in when i realized what happened.  Then a thought occurred….i could just dye it once i’m done.   Someone suggested doing like a tea dye…other suggested doing a totally diff. color.  I thought OOOH!!  CRIMSON RED!  but for a baby blanket?  eh.  not such a keen idea.   Someone suggested black which isn’t a bad idea, but i don’t know how ppl would handle a black baby blanket.

What should i do?   HELP ME!  what do you guys think?  if i dye it, what is your suggestion for color?  leave me a comment or shoot me an email and give me your thoughts!  PLEEEASE! 😀

3 thoughts on “Thursday Purse-Day!

  1. Lissa says:

    Tea dye. See if you can get it uniformly coloured…that’s all I can think.

    I can’t stand Jitterbug *L* Way too many inconsistencies. Drives me bananas for all I pay for it.

  2. P-la says:

    I definitely say dye it. Will the tea dye cover an inconsistency in colour like that? It might be easier to dye it pink if you are going baby blanket with it.

  3. wooleythinker says:

    Since they’re both so close – how about another pastel color – goldenrod maybe? Or maybe just a slightly darker peach… or what the H E double toothpicks – over-dye it with tie dye colors!

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