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