Thursday, July 5, 2012

One ball short!!

Most of us have had this experience.  You are happily knitting/crocheting away only to discover that you are short just ONE BALL!  It can be so frustrating and sometimes impossible to track down a matching skein that has the same dye lot.  So what do you do when this happens?  Sometimes it's just impossible to finish the project without another skein and it ends up being frogged.  Other times you can rip back enough or change the pattern just enough to finish it.  And sometimes you can just add a new colour.

I have been happily knitting away making the "Two-way Shrug & Tank" in a mercerized cotton in red. I had finished the top part of the tank and was getting ready to cast on for the bottom.  Only to discover I had not set aside enough yarn...and of course it was sold out! So what to do?  Fortunately I was at a point in the project where I could change the colour.  So I decided on blue.  I figured it would look nautical.  But 3 rows into the bottom I realized it was less nautical and more gladiator/superwoman looking.  Not willing to quit at this point I carried on and fortunately had my lovely ladies at stitch night to complain to.

So what does one do when they have created a superwoman tank top?  Put on your gold heels and head to karaoke on Independence day with all your friends dressed in red white and blue of course! And that's just what we did.  Thank you to all my awesome knitting ladies who came out last night in red, white and blue. We had a wonderful time and my superwoman top made it's debut.  And to top it all off we had to sing "Party in the U.S.A" by Miley Cyrus since it was the 4th of July.