“Make sure you don’t run out of yarn. Make sure you don’t run out of yarn!” This is a mantra muttered by thousands of knitters each day as they carefully choose yarn for their knitting projects. This is most definitely my mantra when I choose yarn for one of my upcoming projects. Thing is, when I decided to knit up Baby Corn, I had the yarn in my stash already, so I didn’t have a chance to estimate how much I’d need from the get-go. I knew I wouldn’t have enough to knit the entire dress, so I decided to shorten it up and make it a cute top instead. So far, I’ve finished the bodice and the two sleeves. Great, right? Sounds like I’m finished, right? Well, there’s an I-Cord woven into the eyelets at the top of the bodice, and well…
I ran out of freakin’ yarn for the I-Cord! I could not believe it! I would not believe it! For a second I even tried estimating how much yarn I’d have if I unraveled the swatches I knit up. I wouldn’t even come close.
So, I have two options: a) I could buy a new ball of Berroco’s Touche – I suppose even if the dye lot was a little off it wouldn’t be the end of the world since it’s only the I-Cord; or b) I could knit the I-Cord in another color.
Right now I’m leaning towards option (b) since I’m an impatient sort of girl and have a huge stash of yarn and imagine I’ve got to have something that will compliment this light blue. That’s my thought anyway. I mean, it’s 12:45 am and I’m thinking of digging through my stash to look for yarn? Am I totally insane? In one word, yes, and with further explanation – I’m a knitter.