Don't worry, this is not Fifty Shades of Knitting.
I'm doing charity knitting when watching TV shows in the evening, and I had a skein's worth of lovely alpaca from the Maine Alpaca Experience, all in little balls, the biggest of which I unraveled from a piece of knitting from the vest I knit for my husband (turns out he wanted it to be a bit longer). I was too lazy to make it into a skein, wash it, and dry it. I tried to blame my handicap on that, but really, I was just too lazy. So I knit it up into the DK weight hat that I posted the pattern for here.
The yarn was kinky. It didn't look so bad until I ran out of yarn and joined a ball of nice, smooth yarn and kept going.
Wow. It looked really different.
Yikes! So, maybe washing the hat would solve the problem? I washed it and it took three days to dry ... either it is really foggy here on the coast of Maine, or the alpacas soak up lots of water.
This was the result:
You can still see the difference, but it is not so bad.
The only problem with knitting for charity is, I want all the hats!! And I never wear hats! At least they will go to people who need them when they are cold! ☺