Friday, January 8, 2010

Proof

So, you remember how I complained that the pretty yarn I ordered online ended up being fugly as heck in person? Just to show you that it wasn't just me, nor was it a misread by my computer monitor, here is the skein I complained about (top) with another skein of the exact same yarn, same named colorway (bottom) that I bought from a Rav destasher:

QED.

12 comments:

quiltyknitwit said...

It's obvious someone made a terrible mistake and then tried to unload it on you.

Fibra Artysta said...

Holy cow, that's a huge difference.

I may be joining you in the KAL. Got sucked in by the yarn. Am waiting to hear from them if I can still join. *sigh* You are such a bad influence. ;-)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

wow - what a difference! That's more than just a slight variation due to handpainting!

Mo said...

I agree the 2 skeins are very different colorwise. Why not contact the yarn supplier to see if the yarn could be exchanged?
It may have been a simple error (grabbing the wrong label when pkg'ing a bunch of yarn) by the yarn dyer/shop.

It would be fair to at least contact the yarn seller and give them the opportunity to correct the situation and not assume the worst case scenario (eg. having an unwanted skein dumped in your lap).

Mo said...

I want to clarify/correct my previous comment. Your blog posts did not state or infer that an unwanted skein was "dumped" on you.

I do agree with your frustration that what is on the screen and what shows up in your mailbox can be waaay different.

Sorry for the confusion.

5elementknitr said...

It looks like they mislabeled the yarn!

Sharon said...

perhaps you can overdye them into something beautiful?

punkin said...

blink. they aren't even similar.

martha - caknitter said...

um, ya, that's not good.
I hope you're enjoying the great weather and makes up for the fugliness of the yarn.

trek said...

Okay so it isn't the same as the skein at the bottom - it is still nice yarn.

Well, I think it is pretty.

Suzanne said...

Wow, you weren't kidding. That is rather ugly. And it sure is different from the other skein!

Knitman said...

Don't you hate when sellers assume we are fools?