“Seriously?” and “Are You Kidding Me?”

“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…

ICord Issues

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.

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