I played Yarn Chicken with my Moon River Shawl.
And I lost (super, super hard).I decided that before I started in earnest on my Papaya Sweater, I’d finish off my Moon River Shawl. After all, I only have to bind off, block it and I’d be done!
Of course, I underestimated the sheer length of the rows on this thing… That’s the worst part about making half-circle shawls. They start all cute and fun, only a handful of stitches each row, then before you know it: BAM! 400 stitches per row. You can never budget enough yarn for that!
Or at least I can’t.
Either way, I spent the morning yesterday (about three hours) carefully binding off, only to make it about three-quarters of the way across the last row before completely running out of yarn.I thought about doing something fancy to make up the difference- buying more yarn (but I’ve lost the label, so I don’t know the colorway), or knitting with a similar yarn (but I don’t have anything similar enough in my stash), or even binding off in a contrasting color (but that would entail ripping out the bind off anyway). Ugh!
I think I have to rip out the bind off, and rip out the row before it, too. That should get me enough yarn to make it all the way across.
BUT I DON’T WANNA!
At least Ollie seems sympathetic. Sigh…When have you lost Yarn Chicken? What did you end up doing to save your project?
I have been fortunate that I haven’t lost but I’d probably say your best bet is to rip it back. I know it sucks but then you can bind it off!
Losing a game of yarn chicken is never fun. I have to leave some projects a few days (or weeks) before I can face them again, usually because I want the FO more than I want to avoid whatever arduous task is left to finish it. Good luck!
I am known for being very organized and as such put all new yarn on to stash in Ravelry before I put it away. Then I always know dye lots and names. Just sayin.
Argh. Just argh. Lost this battle myself once.
First choice: try to find a good enough match to finish it off, whether online or at LYS. Most won’t notice the difference anyways.
2nd: the rip back. If ya gotta, ya gotta.
Sorry this happened.
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