Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I got stupid

I was all excited over the long holiday weekend 'cause I was bookin' along with my Ribby Pulli. I finished the second sleeve and added 2 more inches to the body. I thought for sure I can finish in time for the end of Project Spectrum and for Purlescence Yarns' 1 year anniversary next month.

Then we came home and proceeded to wind up my CTH Twister Jewels that I bought from the Knit & Crochet Show last year. I won't go into detail on what I did, but I will say only that patience is a virtue:

And to add to the challenge I found 6 knots so far, 3 clustered at one end of the skein, 2 at the other end and one in the middle. It figures they wouldn't be evenly spaced to help me with the untangling process. Even worse is the fact that all these knots mean I'll lose around a yard of yarn in weaving these ends - yardage I can't afford to lose.

The Ribby Pulli tapmouse & I saw at Purlescence already has what I thought was a short hood. Then tapmouse ran short by 6" on her hood, but she had the option of buying more STR Puck's Mischief if she wanted to even though she chose to use the rest of her Cascade 220 to finish. Me - I've got a potlucked dyed yarn that's essentially a one-off and not enough Cascade 220 leftover to cover it as I didn't buy an extra skein. I'm hoping I have just enough since my Ribby Pulli is a size smaller than tapmouse's.

My other options would be to change direction and do the mock turtleneck (blech) or a big wide collar. Then again, being short on yarn would be a great excuse to go shopping at Purlescence. Maybe I can find a couple STR Twisted hanks that'll match the Cascade 220 Regal I used instead. Hee.

So while I untangle my skein and figure out what to do, I started the latest Rockin' Sock Club pattern:

It's definitely a fast knit and all the stockinette stitches help me calm down from the mess I made out of the CTH Twister. (My Blue Moon sock blocker is so cute!)


Unknown said...

Ooof!!! You are patient! That tangle would have sent me running for the hills.

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Oh no!! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you will have enough yarn (well, unless you want me to enable... I can enable ...Twisted...Twisted... Purlescence...hehehe). Good luck!! I think you'll be rewarded for the untangling, don't you think?