I was knitting away happily on the little Sideways Surprise in the Vegetable Medley colorway from Into the Whirled, when-dum de dum dum...I ran out of yarn.
I didn't see that coming. I thought I had weighed it out correctly. I had even gone back and frogged some at the peak of the point to make sure I wouldn't run out but I did anyway.
Didn't I just do this with my handspun Shaelyn? You'd think I'd learn.
Looking at those colors, I thought I might be able to avoid frogging and reknitting if I could find matching fiber in my stash.
I started pulling out roving but nothing was really working. If the color was right, the texture was not.
I even went on an internet search for another few ounces of the original fiber but all I could come up with was this similar roving from the same dyer that was sold by The Loopy Ewe. When it gets here I am going to see if I can match parts of it but I am not hopeful. The worst case scenario is that I have to frog back past the peak and re-knit the thing smaller. The best case scenario is that frogging will actually give me a smaller and better sized neck thingy AND I will still have another beautiful Into the Whirled Polwarth braid in the Just Figs colorway to spin.
Yikes, knitting nightmare! Good luck with figuring it out. xReplyDelete
Your tangled web is teaching me patience. I love the look of the colors so very much. It is soothing to the eyes. GOod luck with finding a ball of the yarn and just carrying on!! I bet you can match parts of it... be hopeful!!ReplyDelete
yes in a word you just did this...ReplyDelete
but now you have a package arriving in the mail so well done!