Have you ever bought a skein of yarn you fell in love with only to get it home and upon winding it want to throw it in the garbage? No? Well I have. This has happened to me twice. The most recent time was the Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb I purchased to make a Clapotis. Between the pattern and the ugly yarn this project was quickly dubbed CRAPotis. When I bound off the last stitch I knew there was no way in hell this would be worn. I couldn't even give it as a gift because three skeins in I ran out of yarn and had to purchase an odd skein with a different dye lot number. Think dye lots don't matter? Trust me they do! I had a nice dark corner picked out for this ugly mess. End of story? Nope. Mary Kay (she is now my hero) suggested I try and dye it another color. Hmmmmmm......I had nothing to lose at this point. She suggested black and without blinking I said yes! So with Crapotis in hand I headed on over to Mary Kay's and we proceeded to drop the ugly mess into a nice pot of black dye.
My new Clapotis will be getting plenty of use in the colder months ahead.
I LOVE IT!!!...and they lived happily ever after.