Monday, October 20, 2008

Uh oh

I'm starting to get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. The reason? I don't think I have enough yarn to finish my Summer Sampler Lace! I'm going to be so annoyed to work my way around this edging only to find out that I have to rip it out and come up with an edging that does not take up as much yarn! What the?! How do I let this happen all the time?!

I just made that same discovery with my Aran Wrap Cardi a week ago--gaaaah!

The problem I'm having with the summer sampler project is that the lace-wt yarn I used was some I'd purchased from China ( about a year ago. Their website had the colors pictured with the wrong color names, and when I ordered it I hoped I was getting an apple green yarn. Don't get me wrong, it was cheap, dirt cheap. But I have no interest in even trying to match up that yarn and buy another ball to finish my shawl. So I HAVE to make do with what I have.

Hmm. Maybe this is a sign to put these projects down and deal with gift-knitting that I've been putting off?! Both the projects I've been working on for myself are running into this trouble, and the 2 large Christmas gift projects are languishing in the corner. And time is running out for Christmas knitting!

Okay, I can read the writing on the wall. I'll worry about those "me" projects later! Sigh. (and maybe I'll get into researching another lace edging that uses less yarn and works well with the overall shawl. A learning process?--yes, maybe! As in "maybe I'll learn this time" to check my gauge, the yarn requirements, and other oddments I tend to ignore in the excited rush to make a new project!)

I have some marvelous nature pics from my weekend to share. But no time to upload them yet. Will bring 'em on later. Have a good week all!



hetty said...

Ah, yes! I understand all about that excited rush to begin new things! I do it all the time! Work on the gift-knitting for awhile. You may just figure out how to make your yarn go farther when your mind is occupied with other things. That's how mine works, anyway.

Opal said...

Don't even get me started on the subject of gift knitting. *sigh*

I wish you better luck then I've been having. ;-)

Barbara said...

It seems the time is just hurtling toward Christmas, so getting started on the gift giving sounds like a better idea. Now, if I can only find that Christmas stocking pattern....

Lucy said...

I'm having the exact same fear on my lace knitting! I think we have to embrace the fear, it gives you a rush of adrenaline and makes you feel alive! I've cut the xmas knitting to one hat and one pair of socks this year (neither started!) but will be doing some panicy xmas sewing soon!