Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Uh-Oh.....




Ever miscalculate your yardage? Ever do it with yarn you spun yourself several years ago? Please see above that I am nearing the end of the third side of my square Mountain Pines Shawl. Thus far, the entire shawl has been knit from one continuous ball of yarn that I spun. See also that I have not enough yarn left on that ball for the end of this side much less the fourth side of the shawl. Never fear! I tell myself. I know I have more of it.....somewhere. Friends, my yarn room looks like a tornado hit it. I had a heck of a time finding that ball of yarn. As you can see, I did eventually find it after I tore the place apart. I also found more of that orignal fiber that I had stored. If worse had come to worse, I would have spun more yarn, but that would have delayed the compleation of this shawl. As it is, it will be a lesson to me to keep all my finished yarn togeather with my projects. Of course, it didn't have to be a lesson from the Marque de Sade of Yarn, but that's a tale for another day.
Whew!

6 comments:

Francesca said...

You had me in a cold sweat already. Phew, really!

Opal said...

Yikes! I thought you had maybe frogged the shawl! Phew! All's well that ends well.

fleegle said...

Your knitting is so lovely, Jane. It's such a pleasure to graze your blog.
As for charting lace, I have several favorites, and will tell all next week. I am trying to figure out how to give everyone easy access to my special fonts. Wish Blogger let us store files somewhere.

Jane said...

Dear francesca,

Belive me. I had flop sweat while looking for that extra ball of yarn so I can apreciate that moment of fear! Happy to say that I really think All's well that ends well:)

Jane said...

Dear Opal,

If I had no more yarn and no more fiber, I'm not sure I could have brought myself to frog the shawl. I would have likely had my sister just throw it away for me because I don't think this laceweight yarn would have survived frogging well. As it works out, I don't have to do that and I hope to get the edge of this shawl done durring the 3 day holiday comming up. It's enough to give you religion if you don't have it already:-)

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,


I love looking at everyone else's blogs for information and to admire their work too. My family and friends are used to my obsession but not all of them share it. It's lovely to see that we are not alone! I look forward to your next installment on chart software!