Letter from the Iditor, New Year's edition
|Dear people at Colinette:|
You do make very lovely yarns, and your colourways are inspired. I know that it's very important to make certain that you buy enough yarn in a single dyelot to complete your project in order to prevent having noticeable differences in the finished product.
However, you'd think that this shouldn't be a problem with a single skein project. Apparently, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a 2 for 1 special when I bought a skein Iona a few months ago - 2 dye lots in 1 skein. You see, there was a knot in the skein about 1/4 of the way through, and there's a definite difference in how much of the lighter colours are present in the two parts of the skein.
Now I realize that you probably dye the yarn in small batches. However, if you ran out of yarn from one dyelot while winding up a skein, it's somewhat poor form to just make up the rest with a second dyelot. Unless you then toss it into the mill end pile rather than the "Those Canadians are too polite to complain" pile.
Happy New Year,
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