I finally finished it!
Or at least I finished the knitting part!
And, it is glorious.
My Stranger Cardigan is all knit up, and you hardly even notice that the sleeves are a different color than the rest of the sweater.
The only thing is…
I think this sweater is meant for someone with significantly more arms and legs than I have. Perhaps an octopus. Or maybe a cuttlefish. Look at this bad boy!Oof! (As a side note, finishing the last arm was a pain, to say the least- all that sweater flapping around in my lap! Ugh!)
But, wait, a little origami, and Hey Presto!
A sweater!Now I’ve just got to sew up the underarms and block the bejesus about of it.
I’m so close I can taste it!
I’m completely heartbroken. My hopes have been dashed. My best plans of a simple, fun, and easy sweater are completely falling apart.
My yarn came in the mail. (Actually it came in the mail a few weeks ago, but I was so disappointed, I threw it into the closet and pretended it hadn’t showed up yet.) Usually new yarn is a source of joy, but ugh…
OK, it’s kind of hard to see in a photo, but take a closer look:
The ball of yarn on the left is the new yarn- it’s significantly more blue-gray. And the half-finished sweater is on the right- it’s a lovely pink-y lavender.
I know they look pretty similar in these photos (it’s been established my photography skills are lacking), but in real life, they’re significantly different. Even my husband commented. I’ve got the whole sweater finished with the old yarn, except for the left sleeve. I can’t have a sweater with one different color arm!
This, boys and girls, is why you buy all your yarn at once.
Now I’m going to go drink a lot of coffee and come up with a plan.
I have terrible news.
Terrible, terrible, heartbreaking news.
You might want to sit down.
It’s about my lovely, purple cabled sweater, the one I’ve been working on for months. It’s… *sob*… it’s… well… I’ve… I’ve…
I’VE RUN OUT OF YARN!I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m easily 3 or 4 skeins short. I’m not even halfway through the first sleeve, and I’m completely out of yarn. UGH!
So much for planning. Sigh.
I’m off to the Knit Picks website to order some more and hope the dye lots aren’t too far off. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Have you ever seriously miscalculated on one of your projects? Ugh!