If anyone had told me that I would finish knitting an afghan by the end of October, I would have laughed. (This was supposed to be my longterm project.) But somehow, I found myself picking up the needles at every opportunity and before I knew it, I had seven knitted strips.
As I went along, I tried to keep continuity in each strip so that the stripes would line up when sewn together. When I laid the strips side by side, it looked like I was doing an okay job. I expected that there would be some variation, but not quite this much:
I think the problem was that I used skeins of yarns from different dye lots. I thought that since there was such a range of color in the yarn, that if there were a subtle change in the dyes from skein to skein that it would be okay. What I didn't consider was that different dye lots apparently had differences in the lengths of the bands of color.
(Did I really just type that?)
I still have quite a bit of work ahead of me to tie in all the loose yarn:
The nice thing is that the afghan does double duty as a legwarmer while I'm working on it.
Now what will I do for my longterm project?