Say It Ain’t So

Guess what happened. I was knitting the very last of the shawl collar short rows on Gramps on Friday night, and I ran out of yarn. During a break in our ongoing Lost marathon, I jumped up to grab another skein, but crappity crap crap crap, there was no more Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in “Echo” . . . anywhere. I always always always order more yarn than I think I’ll need, so I was sure there had to be some somewhere. Stop the Lost marathon, stop everything while I spend the next half hour searching for the missing yarn until I come across the original receipt that shows I only purchased—yep, ONE skein of “Echo.” Damn.

Oh, well. . . 

Remember how I was thinking of doing a quick sweater with seamed sleeves as a test for Paul’s sweater? Well, it’s underway. I’d ordered some bulky yarn already in anticipation of doing this. I got it for $4 a skein on sale at Jimmy Beans a few weeks ago!


It’s Crystal Palace Danube Bulky in “Robin Hood.” It’s a nylon/wool/rayon blend. That’s not something I’d normally choose, but the $4 price tag got me. And you know what? I’m really enjoying knitting with it! I think it’s going to make a great lightweight sweater that will transition through all but the warmest weather.

I found a pattern in this book. It’s a plain old straightforward pullover which has the construction I wanted, so it’s perfect for my purposes.


It’s been just the thing for Lost watching, super-busy-week-managing knitting.

Lola Foot

I should finish up the back and be on to the front today. Woohooo!!



    • melinda

      It was actually the shawl collar of a cardigan, but the extra skein of yarn is already here, so it’s all good. I was shocked at how fast it came. I ordered it Friday night from Eat, Sleep, Knit, and it was here on Monday!

  1. Jay

    Wait a minute. I know this is about knitting and yarn and yoga and such but does no one find it a little strange that they are just now watching Lost. How have you made it this far in life without someone spoiling the ending for you? So here you go, They are lost. On an island. Sorry to ruin it for you.

    • melinda

      Haha! We actually did watch the first several seasons of Lost back when it first aired. Then we got busy and just ended up not tuning in for the later seasons. We’re starting over now, and it’s shocking how many things I missed the first time around. I won’t hold it against you for ruining the ending. 😉

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