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!

3 comments:

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.

Dipsy 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!

monica aka gloria patre 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!