I finally got around to taking a picture of my sweater-in-progress. It's Under the Hoodie from SnB, and I've been working on it since December. I kept meaning to pin the pieces to take pictures, and finally did today. So it's just today that I'm realizing that one skein was off in colours:
The picture is a little fuzzy, but basically the back part (the lower one) and the pocket have darker greys and lighter blues than the background of the front (upper) part. I was so sure that I had matching dyelots, but apparently I did not. I don't know how I didn't notice. I can't decide if I should finish it, or get new yarn to make the front part again (and the pocket again.)
You're kidding, right? I can barely tell a difference in the two pieces! I think that after seaming, you won't even be able to tell a difference either- just be glad that you didn't have both of the dyelots together on one piece. I like the way it looks with the pocket just a hint darker- it makes it stand out a little more. But I suppose that if it bugs you enough, you should redo it in the same dyelot (if you can find it). I'm a firm believer in redoing something that doesn't make you happy- otherwise, you won't wear it!PlayCrackTheSky
- Practically every type of yarn could and should be blocked. It evens out the fabric and the st's, if nothing more. Being a "natural fibre" means that it's not manmade (like acrylic, which is pretty much just different blends of plastic), so any type of animal fibre and plant fibre (like cotton or seaweed) would fall into that category.
The fabrics that benefit the most from a good blocking are animal fibres, because they are so stretchy. However, I've blocked swatches of shine sport before, and it really evens out the st's and makes any type of motif really *pop*!