First things first – my package from Margene!
Thanks Margene – you’re the best!!
and now for the birthday heartbreak in the form of a small story
……. in my stash I had two skeins of CherryTree Hill yarn. “I shall knit some socks. Look! they are in the same colorway and so there is plenty of yarn ” and I begin to knit. And knit. One sock is completed and the other has a partial heelflap. It is at this point that I run out of yarn on the first skein.
While I am setting the second skein on my swift for winding, I realize that it is not the same weight as the first skein. Crapola. whattodo whattodo? A conference with Cara yields the solution of holding the strands doubled. okayokaythatshouldwork okayokaythatshouldwork
Not only is it now too thick – but the act of knitting reveals that these are not the same colorway at all! double crapola.
I have some leftover Koigu in the stash from the last time I ran out of sock yarn. So here’s the choice:
- do I decide that I possess that certain younosayqua to not only knit, but wear mismatched socks? the benefit – I just attach the Koigu and knit. the downside? I can’t even spell younosayqua let alone act it out.
- or do I rip out the exisiting sock? the benefit: I will have matched socks. the downside: I already have the ends woven in!
You would think that this would be the end of the heartbreak. You would be wrong.
As a means of distracting myself from some tough knitting decisions, I turned my attention to my BeaverSlide color cards. More phone consultation and a color was deemed perfect for my upcoming % sweater project. I got on their website – chokecherry is sold out! I have inquired as to the chokecherry availability timeframe …….
- but, do I pick another color? the upside? I will have new yarn for my project. the downside? this will be especially difficult since chokecherry was crowned the perfect one.
- or do I wait it out and knit another % sweater from my stash? the benefit? there are two benefits …. I will have knit a prototype % sweater and worked out any kinks and I will have knit from my stash. the downside? I hate my stash.