Why do I always get myself into these situations? You would think that I would learn. But noooo. I have once again knit myself into a corner.
According to my original design (partially stolen from EZ’s Pi Shawl pattern), I’m supposed to knit 78 more rows in the mohair. Ha! There is no way that is going to happen. Do you see how much mohair yarn is leftover?
Not a lot. So, what’s a girl to do?
There is the obvious answer; I could rip it all out and start over with an adequate yarn supply. Just the thought of this option makes me light headed and nauseated. There has to be another way. Oh, please.
Option B: Knit with the mohair for hopefully 6 more rows so the length matches the previous mohair section. Then, switch back to the red merino yarn and add another lace section. The only problem with this option is that I’m not sure how far my merino skein will stretch. It too is down to half a skein. I really got myself into a fix, didn’t I? giggle and moan.
Option C: Settle for a really small shawl – something only a baby could wear. This seems absurd. I did not spend all this time knitting the shawl so it can be used once or twice while Elly is too young to appreciate it.
Option D: Incorporate a new color into the shawl. I’m worried that this would look odd, since I would be introducing the new color when the shawl is more than halfway finished.
Option E: Explain to Elly when she is older how it is the thought that counts.
I think I’m going to go cry now.
On a happier note, I reached a new milestone in my bump growth. Dan’s clothes now fit. Here I was thinking that I would need to go buy a maternity sweater or two for the upcoming cold weather.
I think this will do just fine.
This is a post from Knitted Gem’s blog, authored by Marie Haigh.