Yarn Woes

This is a picture of a yarn diet. :-)

I am kicking myself ... I bought just enough yarn to make the Coquette top from Fitted Knits. Of course, while winding the ball it developed mysteriously into a huge crazy tangle. Gah. I stopped at the LYS on my way home from work and they are totally out of not just the dye lot, but the whole damn color. Lots of ones that are similar, none that are the same.

I am going to soldier on with what I've got, and see how far I get. (I was going to shorten it anyway.) If it isn't enough, I will rip back to the bottom ribbing start and redo it in a complementary color, then frog the top ribbing and redo it in the complementary color as well.

Lesson learned: if you don't use the yarn, you can exchange it ... but if you run short, you'll have to come up with a plan B.

On the bright side, my decision to add shaping was definitely the right choice.


Mouse said...

Wow.. your tattoo is fabulous! I think it was definitely worth any amount of pain that you went through to get it. I'm hoping to be able to get a koi fish tattoo sometime in the next year or so..

Lana said...

WOW! That is a beautiful tattoo. I love it.

Valerie said...

The Tattoo is gorgeous!

KatnZoey said...

awesome tattoo! it looks hot!

sunneshine said...

The tatoo is beautiful!! It is worth the temporary yarn diet..

Gypsy Junk Knits said...

cheers on the gorgeous tat. The one koi on the right side of the pict looks like a real scrappy son -of a gun.
Happy knitting, and thanks for the meme.