Tuesday, July 19, 2005

waste not, buy more

See the squiggles of pink variegated yardage inchage? Its all thats left, after knitting the baby cardigan. The only way I got through the baby - remember we're talking baby- neckband was by snipping cast-on ends from the corners and tying them on to the working yarn. Pitiful, no?

What's left isn't even enough to sew up the little seams. I'd like to chalk this up as an isolated case of bad planning, or humidity induced negative knitting mojo. But I can't. I've gotta wake up and smell the tofu. I am just not generous enough when I buy yarn. It took 3 extra trips to the yarn store to get through the Clapotis in the spring, and just this week I bought enough yarn only to make a Kiri shoulder cover, not a shawl.

Anyone who knows me would tell you I'm generous, if you don't include certain family members and the subject of allowances. So why so stingy with the yarn?

No time to delve into the psyche. Some other time we'll explore my non-stashing tendencies, and the absence of cats around here, too. But today, some action, I ordered more yarn for the Kiri. I've got a train to catch and some YO's to do.


Zarzuela said...

Don'tcha just hate it when that happens?! I know a couple of people who seem to have had some success using embroidery floss to seam knitted garments. It comes in a ton of colors so it usually matches easily enough. You might give it a try for the baby sweater so you don't have to try and find more yarn. Just a thought.


The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Ak! I've got that same problem. I like to think it's a sort of optimism. You want to think positively that you can absolutely make a complicated cable/turtleneck sweater with 10 skeins of yarn, but it just ain't happening.