"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


The Odds of This Happening?

Yesterday afternoon, when I got home from bead group and running errands, I checked the mail box. Lo and Behold! There was a package from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The Ebay Austermanne Step Navy #15 yarn had arrived. With great trepidation, I opened the package, fully expecting it to be totally different than Garter Rib sock #1.

Miracles DO happen! Not only does it match, it's the SAME DYE LOT!!!!!!

Doin' the really really really happy dance!!

What are the chances of a skein of yarn bought in a shop in Spokane, Washington and a skein of yarn bought from a shop in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada being the same dye lot? I should be buyin' lottery tickets! I cast on that second sock right away.

This morning I finally finished the front of the lace cover, and it matches the back perfectly!

And since I'm taking pics of WIPs, here's the I Love Gansey sock, which is going on hold until I get the Garter Rib sock done. (Should only be a day or two.)

Then, to really top things off, my Ravelry T-shirts arrived too. The knitting gods are smiling down on me again.

Have a great day!


  1. That's great! Glad you can finish your socks now.

  2. What fabulous luck! I need to find some of the same dye of some Silky Wool I bought, um over a year ago. Can I rub your yarn?
    (from raverly btw)