Yarn Crisis and Tag Blanket

I visit my neighbor at least once a week. I love to chat with her about knitting and the neighborhood gossip; she always has the best stories.

Yesterday, she casually mentioned how awful it would be to run out of the gorgeous handspun wool I was starting to knit the baseball blanket out of. The more I thought about what she said, the more I realized just how right she was; it would be awful. I can’t buy more of it. So, I opted to run the numbers. Ever am I glad I did. Not only would I have run out early, I wouldn’t even have completed half the blanket!

Last night I searched through my entire Ravelry stash and didn’t find a lot of back-up options. I have tons of wool, but very little is soft enough for a baby. If the Decadent Fibers Cookie Dough doesn’t prove to be enough yarn (I’m knitting a swatch now to test it out), then I’ll have to go yarn shopping.

This is the Decadent Fibers (80% merino wool and 20% mohair). The red wool will be for the baseball stitches.

To cheer myself up from the yarn dilemma, I whipped up a tag blanket for baby.

Cost = $0.
The cotton dragon fabric on the front of the blanket was leftover from a quilt I made for my friend’s daughter. The ribbons were a gift from Tamsie during the swap we were both in last year. Dan kindly donated the fabric on the back of the blanket. It used to be one of his favorite shirts because of how soft it is.

6 thoughts on “Yarn Crisis and Tag Blanket

  1. I love the blanket! Babies seem to like them, too. At least Reese did. Don’t run out of yarn, I almost did and it made me crazy.

  2. Good for you! I NEVER do the numbers and I am forever running out of yarn! I then have lots of adventures scrounging up the right yarn in the right dye lot.. Man oh man.

    Lovely creations! <3

  3. It’s a secret fear of mine to run out in mid-stream! So much so, that I don’t even cast on half the time. Bravo on the tab blankets!

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