Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Oh, crap!

This is the hand-dyed denim yarn that I kept for myself from the last batch of dyeing. I adore this yarn - the color, it's softness, the heathered look as it's knit up. I am knitting it double-stranded to make a nice warm winter sock. It is fitting really well.

The problem? I am going to run out of yarn before finishing the pair. I knew that it was a possibility when I started. I had just one skein of a little more than 100 g, about 440 yards. I should have dyed two of them the same when I did this one but it didn't occur to me that I was going to knit it double-stranded. I didn't keep track of the color combos that I mixed to create it so making another the same is not going to happen. I naively thought that if it looked like I would be a bit short, I would finish the toes in a different color.

I just weighed the yarn that is still unknit and I have 60 g. No way is 10 g going to get me even close to the toe of this first sock of the pair. Because I love this yarn intensely, I don't want to have half of each sock a different color. I want the world to see my beautiful yarn as my toes peek out of my Birks. So... frog, frog, frog. Sob!


Lovs2Knit said...

That is beautiful. What trying to get something similar to strand with what you have now. It might not be exact but it's worth a shot.

Anonymous said...

Oy! Poor you! This is a problem I face quite often too - actually I'm almost always running out of yarn when I knit something - especially socks - and then have to frog. It's a pretty tiring thing indeed - but the yarn you're using looks every bit as cozy and yummy as you describe it, so you just have to knit it up into a beautiful pair of socks!

Anonymous said...

I'm crying with you at the edge of the frog pond! I LOVE those socks!! But I'm with lovs2knit - maybe you should find something else to double strand with so you can still make a pair of socks... Your dyeing is fab! You have a great eye for color!