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Sep 9, 2019 11:12:10   #
Happy Grandma
 
Definitely different, though I like the one you made better. The vendor should have explained to you that though the yarn was basically the same every skein in hand-dyed yarn can come out differently. I’m glad you can give this one as a gift that you know will be appreciated.
 
Sep 9, 2019 11:27:30   #
riversong200 (a regular here)
 
Definitely different colorways but yours is lovely. Nice to have one Christmas gift taken care of, but I'm sorry you were not able to get the colors you were looking forward to.
Sep 9, 2019 11:46:23   #
Roses and cats (a regular here)
 
So disappointing about the yarn. Your shawl is very pretty.
Sep 9, 2019 12:10:39   #
Kitchenergal (a regular here)
 
colleenmay wrote:
So last spring I went to the Minnesota Knitters Guild convention called Yarnover. I saw this beautiful shawl knit up in these scruptious gold colors and knew I had to make it up for myself. I asked the vendor in the booth for the yarn used in the shawl. It came as a two-skein bundle called Halo. One is 100% superwash merino slim by Fleece Artist and the other is 70% kid mohair 30% nylon Angel Hair by Hand Maiden. As she handed me the yarn I questioned the color as it looked alot darker in my hand. She assured me it was the exact yarn used in the sample hanging in front of me. I was very skeptical as it just did not look right. But I really wanted that gorgeous gold yarn so I bought the bundle and it was not cheap, let me tell you!! So I finally got around to knitting it up, and I am so so disappointed. It is so dark compared to the sample I saw hanging at the convention. I actually took a picture at the convention and that is the first picture I have posted here. The following pictures are how the yarn I purchased knit up. Doesn't it look alot darker to you? It is supposed to be gold with streaks of turquoise and wine, but the wine and brown seem to overpower the gold in my estimation. ANyway, I am so disappointed. I blocked it and took pictures to post them. The last picture is out on my deck hoping the bright sunshine would lighten it up, but I still am not happy with it. I don't think I would ever wear it. Anyway, while I was taking pictures, my cousin stopped by. She saw it and gushed over how beautiful she thought it was. Voila!! One Christmas present taken care of. Silver lining after all!!!
So here are the pictures: First one - how it is supposed to look. All the others - How MINE looks.
So last spring I went to the Minnesota Knitters Gu... (show quote)


To be totally honest......I think the one that you've made is far nicer than the original.
Sep 9, 2019 12:32:56   #
gsykim
 
Well yours is absolutely gorgeous. definitely not the same yarn as first though. I’d wager the person selling was not the same as the one that did the work and just didn’t know
Sep 9, 2019 12:50:54   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
Very different colours for sure....your shawl does look beautiful
 
Sep 9, 2019 12:54:04   #
Knitting in the Rockys (a regular here)
 
gsykim wrote:
Well yours is absolutely gorgeous. definitely not the same yarn as first though. I’d wager the person selling was not the same as the one that did the work and just didn’t know


It's been explained a few times that the seller is a vendor of these yarns, not the manufacturer. As a vendor it was her job to know the nature of the products that he/she is selling. Many experienced knitters know that hand dyed yarns can vary wildly from one skein/hank to the next. Though I'm not going to come down too hard on the vendor, we don't know how busy the vendor was at the time of the sale.
Sep 9, 2019 12:57:11   #
dinnerontime (a regular here)
 
Even though I wouldn't expect them to do anything, I would send the pictures to the store and just let them know.
Sep 9, 2019 13:10:32   #
koudsema (a regular here)
 
You are correct in that they are not the same yarn. However, the work you have done is beautiful and you now have a Christmas gift for someone who is very excited about what you have done. If you have a business card from the vendor where you purchased the yarn, I would email your picture and the one that was on display and let her know your disappointment. Perhaps she can refund some of your money or send you a new skein.
Sep 9, 2019 13:21:39   #
Janice Wilkens
 
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yours is much different, but not any less beautiful.

colleenmay wrote:
So last spring I went to the Minnesota Knitters Guild convention called Yarnover. I saw this beautiful shawl knit up in these scruptious gold colors and knew I had to make it up for myself. I asked the vendor in the booth for the yarn used in the shawl. It came as a two-skein bundle called Halo. One is 100% superwash merino slim by Fleece Artist and the other is 70% kid mohair 30% nylon Angel Hair by Hand Maiden. As she handed me the yarn I questioned the color as it looked alot darker in my hand. She assured me it was the exact yarn used in the sample hanging in front of me. I was very skeptical as it just did not look right. But I really wanted that gorgeous gold yarn so I bought the bundle and it was not cheap, let me tell you!! So I finally got around to knitting it up, and I am so so disappointed. It is so dark compared to the sample I saw hanging at the convention. I actually took a picture at the convention and that is the first picture I have posted here. The following pictures are how the yarn I purchased knit up. Doesn't it look alot darker to you? It is supposed to be gold with streaks of turquoise and wine, but the wine and brown seem to overpower the gold in my estimation. ANyway, I am so disappointed. I blocked it and took pictures to post them. The last picture is out on my deck hoping the bright sunshine would lighten it up, but I still am not happy with it. I don't think I would ever wear it. Anyway, while I was taking pictures, my cousin stopped by. She saw it and gushed over how beautiful she thought it was. Voila!! One Christmas present taken care of. Silver lining after all!!!
So here are the pictures: First one - how it is supposed to look. All the others - How MINE looks.
So last spring I went to the Minnesota Knitters Gu... (show quote)
Sep 9, 2019 13:22:48   #
randiejg (a regular here)
 
They may be the same "yarn" but not the same colorway. Either that, or there are great differences in dye lots. I agree with you, the original had an great deal of gold tone, and if there's any in your's it's lost in all the dark colors. I understand you disappointment, but at least you know your cousin will love her Christmas gift.
 
Sep 9, 2019 13:30:36   #
Feigy (a regular here)
 
They don't look the same, but I like darker colors and think your shawl is beautiful.
Sep 9, 2019 13:31:37   #
TheresaMary (a regular here)
 
Yours is gorgeous, but they are each one of a kind.
Sep 9, 2019 13:41:11   #
LindaH (a regular here)
 
Oh yeah! Yours is much darker than that first picture! It would be great if you could place a complaint with the seller who sold it to you! If that is possible I would ask for my money back and show her what the yarn knitted up like.
Sep 9, 2019 14:25:27   #
Linda333
 
Is there any way you could send her the pictures and ask her what she plans to do to make it right?
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