Le SIGH! Sunday I am sitting and knitting trying to finish this, when suddenly I noticed the last skein of my chosen yarn dwindling away to almost nothing! And I still had 20+ rows to go, with lots of BOBBLES! And Fringe! Arggg! Since this yarn is 25+ years old, chances are pretty good that I will be unable to find anything close to a match.
So, off I go to the closest LYS and get 2 100g skeins each of two different yarns and take them home to choose at my leisure. my leisure. After putting on, serving and eating dinner, I asked DH to help me choose. We went with the Patons as it is 100% Merino and off I go to Frog Land while DH goes to write this next Sunday’s sermon. Again, Le SIGH! The good news is, I KNOW I have plenty of yarn this time as I have twice as much as the first, and second, this is wonderful yarn to work with, very soft and smooth. I shall have to go back and purchase more, perhaps for dyeing.
I was this close to finishing. Hate it when I do that. But I made significant progress, frogged back over 60 rows of hard won knitting, and knitted back to row 25, (+ the 4 rows of garter stitch, don’t forget those) and I am well on my way, again. Hope to finish this week as DD is coming home soon, and I want to give her the Lacey Heart Top when she walks in the door!
On another note, I came up witth a pretty good idea, I am sure others have thought of this. While knitting Prayer Shawls, long scarves and such do you ever get tired of rolling and unrolling your work? I really did with this project. So, to keep it all under control I thought about buying something from the 'net, but I was too impatient. I was at Hobby Lobby and purchasing some trim to make a cushion for my son's new apartment and Voila'! I had an epiphany! Why not use the cardboard/plastic they use to keep the trim straight? So I took that home and wrapped my long shawl around it and secured it with really big stitch holders. My DH even went to the local cool tool store and bought me some light weight bungee cords to fasten a fatter project with. As I finish this project up I am taking photos of my progress and going to send them and the pattern to my friend, Casey, who now lives in Alaska along with one of my Shawl keep it neat thingies! The fabric department at HL had several and they do not reuse them.
Blessings to you all!