Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ending up short.... again.

Clare's "Bubby"

I have one full row left to do, and then the top triangle row.... and a ball of yarn left about the size of a golf ball. And we all know that ain't gonna cut it. Ugh. Every time. %)#!@($&*#

The colors in the photo are not really true. They are much softer than this in reality. I guess I better start to hunt for some of the skein bands so I can figure out what to order and pray I can find the same dye lot. I guess I actually could make it smaller, but it's small enough to begin with.

On the yarn shopping front, Cate picked this out here for her annual "Christmas" socks. It's "Jitterbug" and it feels awesome.

And for something REALLY special, I got my handspun 100% Shetland Wool yarn from Shelly yesterday. I wanted this for a pair of men's fingerless gloves. I can't wait to get started on them.
There is something I LOVE about working with yarn that is handspun by someone you know. It makes the project that much more special. Thanks Shelly!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait for my socks!

Yvonne said...

Hey Holly, I think there's a forum in Ravelry for in-search-of certain skeins. You may be able to find the same dye lot. I'll look for the right forum and email you the link. :)


Yvonne said...

PS - You'll love the jitterbug. Be warned; sometimes the skeins run light and sometimes there's lots of knots, or so I've heard. I didn't have any issues when I knit Matt's socks, though.

Shell said...

So glad you like the yarn. Enjoy knitting it!