Exciting, isn’t it?
I am pleased to report that there were no other anomalies or atrocities in the first half of this skein of Opal. Now, onto the second half of the skein and the second sock!
In this colorway it was awfully hard to figure out the beginning of a pattern repeat — but (she says with fingers crossed) I believe that I’ve matched the second sock pretty well to the first.
A number of you weighed in on how to split a skein of yarn into two equal balls — thanks for all the suggestions.
Why, yes, it may seem superfluous to wind the skein into a ball, then weigh it, then wind off two balls. Why not weigh the skein to start with?
I remembered this morning one reason why I don’t.
Because I always forget to weigh it before I start winding. Sad, isn’t it? And I didn’t even think about it when I wrote down the steps I take for dividing a skein into two balls. The first step should really be “forget to weigh skein before starting to wind.” Heh.
I do find it easier, though, to divide after I’ve wound the yarn into one big ball. I am much better at eyeballing what’s half if I do this, so I waste a lot less time stopping and weighing.
The general concensus in the comments seems to be that I was sent Opal color #1127 instead of #1126, and that the skein I received was mislabelled (yes, I double-checked the ballband approximately 40 billion times and it did indeed have 1126 printed on it). I concur that this is very likely, but if so, the colors in the picture for #1127 are way off too. Just sayin’.
Hey, is this a perfect button or what?
I think so.
Whew! These three-day work weeks are rough. Hope y’all have a good weekend!