Mar 31, 2007

Rrrriiiiiiiiiiippp!

Eeek! But it's true. After knitting away, all the while reminding myself to trust my swatch, a horrible thought occurred to me. I looked at my shrinky-dink swatch and then at the amount of yarn I was using up in the knitting. Again, I looked at the swatch and then the knitting. Holy Toledo! There's no way, under any circumstances, in any parallel universe, that I will have enough yarn. *sniffle*

Wait... can I get more? No. I bought up the store's entire stock in a sale. I'm feeling a pretty bag design coming on. Can I get some more in a different dye lot and alternate balls? Probably. But I'm horrible at joining. This will be my last resort. Hmm... Maybe something with stripes. Ugh! I could kick myself, if only I were still that flexible.

I will be thinking and sketching this week. But mostly thinking. In all seriousness, I'm thinking about winding all the Denim onto my swift and throwing the lot in the wash to shrink it up. But I'm resisting as much as possible as I want this to be a learning experience. Mommy said I always had to learn the hard way...

7 comments:

Ruinwen said...

I'm so sorry about your sudden detour to the frog pond. Your idea for a denim bag sounds great.

Monica Brown said...

Keep going! We all have had to "kiss" a couple frogs along the way!

Joanna said...

Oh no! Do you have enough to finish the dragon scale section at least, and then use a contrasting color for the top (or the other way around)?

EDNA HART said...

You sound like me--really. I love the way you posted what you were thinking. I always say "why do it the easy way when you can do it the hard way". Learn we must..and you have.

Hattie said...

Aww well that's not fun. I'm sure you'll still think of something fabulous!

Sachi said...

Thanks, kids! You give me hope that I will get through this. ;-)

I'd thought briefly about a 2-toned affair and I think I have some ideas stewing about.

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

You should post the color number and dye lot. One of us may have it - you never know. I'm happy to throw my denim your way if it matches up.
xox, J