I was writing down the instructions faithfully. The yarn seemed a little bit chunkier than normal. It was a lovely shade of red.
When I finished that one, I thought to myself, better test one on regular worsted weight, in case the gauge is different. So Friday night, I sat down with my basket and found a ball of brown. I knew I had a whole skein of that brown somewhere.
The problem was, well, you know what I said in October, I needed to clean up so I could find stuff.
I got down to mid-chest level on the sweater and had about six inches of yarn left. NOT ENOUGH!! But that 4 ounce skein was at least three balls of yarn. So what have I done with the rest of it...
Saturday morning bright and early I started sorting and organizing. Tiny balls of yarn went into a plastic fish bowl. I put away all the needles I've dragged out all summer. I found small quantities that will make doll slippers, balls of various shades of blue, and the Christmas stocking I have to finish before Thanksgiving.
No brown. Dang.
Saturday afternoon I went into the craft room and started cleaning up and putting things away. It felt like a bomb went off down there.
I lugged. I tossed. I filled bins. Miss A came and 'helped' me. We made Miss E a birthday card. We had a snack.
No brown yarn. I admit defeat.
Sunday after church, I searched closets upstairs. No luck. I give up! I'm not tearing down that sweater. I'm just. not. going. to. do. that. No way.
OK, off to Michaels to buy ONE more skein of Impeccable by Loops & Threads in brown.
|This yarn. I love it... it's so nice to knit up!|
|In this color brown, but solid, without the flecks.|
Stash alert!! It's on sale this week for $2.29 a skein. I also had a coupon for 25% off my entire purchase.
I spent $32.
Expensive doll sweater?? LOL!