Remember last time I talked to you that I was hoping that I didn’t need to get another skein of yarn? I was determined to make it work with just the two skeins that I have and not have to blend different dye lots, years apart? I was so determined to make it work and finally I came to the realization, I was going to not have enough. I had to look over the pattern again and I made an error there as well. I thought the pattern said to repeat the last 32 rows 32 times, but what it really said was repeat these last 32 rows 8 times. So I was saved there, almost complete with repeat 6 would mean I would have 2 more to go. I looked at the floppy ball of yarn that I have left, it was not enough. Only for maybe this repeat and a half, the bind off, and that’s it. I would be playing yarn chicken the whole time and I didn’t want that. I tried it on, while it was on the needles and remembered it will change size when blocked. Even then I knew it was not going to be enough to get this done. So I went to Eat.Sleep.Knit and found they had 8 skeins of the yarn I would need and I know their photos are pretty accurate. So I ordered a skein and it arrived really quickly, I ripped open the package and looked at the skien. It was defiantly matching their picture and it was going to be fairly obvious. I’m going to blend the skein with the remaining bits I have from the second skein. I think it will still look good, but I wish I had done something else so I would not have had to do this. It is still looking quite good, the yarn looks more blue then it actually is. It is lighter in the grey and has a little more blue, but it is going to be a decent match.
While I waited for the yarn I knew I needed another project to fill the void and something that wouldn’t take too long. I grabbed a skein of sock yarn from stash and needles and got to work. I started a pair of Slide Socks out of The Fiber Seed Sprout in Rainbow in the dark. In two days I had the first sock, Friday was that day. So then yesterday I started the next one. I’ll probably have that done this week as well, I’m finding a lot of knitting time, which is nice. Though it’s cooling down here, besides the fires north of me. So I am looking at bulky sweaters and have picked out yarn from stash and a pattern. That will be started once the socks and my Open Waters Shawl is complete. Then Viajante will give it’s needles to another project that I think I found to be perfect for a yarn that I have. We will just have to wait an see on that.
But I did get some new yarn in that was not for a WIP. I told my knitting group when I got a full time job I would order some yarn from a New Zealand dyer. Well that time came and we all placed an order together. I finally picked it up on Friday and I am so excited to start something with them. One might need to be started sooner rather then later, since it is Halloween themed. That yarn is Stray Cat Sock Yarn on Etsy and one of the knitters is from New Zealand so she had worked with the yarn before. So it was well vetted and a few of them already have that yarn in their stashes as well. I picked up three skeins, one in Revolution, Denim & Dandelions, and All Hallow’s Eve. Aren’t they pretty? I’m going to have to knit faster now.
Also I am working on getting a more concise blog schedule going soon, so hopefully you’ll see more of my knitting and other textile shenanigans. Oh and I’m considering starting a podcast, would anyone be interested in that?