A box arrived this morning from Blue Moon. I had ordered about a month ago some yarn in mediumweight for the Chevron Scarf. I was not pleased to have to pay duty on this order. Whenever I receive my sock club kit, the value is always low, and I never have to pay duty. I could swear, that the last time I ordered STR from there, I didn't have to pay duty on the 6 skeins I ordered. This time, another story. 24$ and change in duty taxes.
I was also not pleased to see this knot in my yarn when I wound it into a cake. Luckily, it's at the end of the skein, when wound, so maybe I won't get to it.
Last night at the knitting meetup, I cast on and worked on my Chevron Scarf. However, I'm not liking this color combination. I think I had something else pictured in my mind, and well, I do not like this at all. It'll be getting frogged, and I'm not sure what I'm going to try out instead. I do have other color combinations to try, so we'll see. I'll let you know what I come up with.
I'm just not really impressed with the black onyx with this. The fire on the mountain is fun and vibrant, and I thought the "black" onyx would make it jump, but the black onyx is just really dull grey tones, and I don't like it. Looks like my husband may be getting a pair of grey socks.
Some people on my blog suggested that I maybe start with the other colorway and reverse how I started it, but I do not think that will make a difference at all, unfortunately. It doesnt matter which order I do the yarn in... it still gives two rows each of the color, and they just do not go together, in my opinion!
.... they looked better on the computer monitor together when I ordered them!