April 23, 2009
This is why I can’t knit nice things.
Yeah, so, I’ve been working on the Aeolian shawl for what seems like ages now. I’m using wool from Lamb’s Quarters farm in Waupaca, and the sheepy that it came from is no frolicking in that Great Pasture in the Sky. It’s a lovely natural wool, spun at Blackberry Ridge in a two-ply sport weight.
Last night, I made it to the third row from the end.
And I ran out of yarn.
I’ve been in denial about the quantity of yarn for a while now. I knew the border chart was going to eat up the yarn, and I had more than half left when I started the border. But it wasn’t enough.
In a fit of despair, I frogged the whole damn thing, rewound the ball,and threw it. The yarn is now sitting in time out. I’ll pick it up again once I feel like we can be on speaking terms.
And, of course, to add insult to injury, after I frogged, I discovered that there’s a set of directions for an alternative border (rav link) which doesn’t use as much yarn. Why couldn’t I have known about this before?
I think I’m going to spin tonight instead of knit. I’m still pretty traumatized about the whole thing.