You know the feeling. There you are, knitting merrily along, when all of a sudden it hits you. That sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The nagging fear that you are not going to have enough yarn to finish the project. Don't you just hate that? Me too. I had just that feeling as I was closing in on the end of the sock I'm knitting for my Hurricane Sock Pal.
So, what else could I do but make an emergency "just in case" dash to the LYS for another skein of yarn. Turns out, I didn't need it, but it was pretty close.
Yikes! Of course, I'm not going to show you the sock. That will have to wait until it reaches its new owner. This is the first swap I've joined in quite a while, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I can't wait to find out how my pal likes her new sock (and the few other goodies that will be coming along with it.) And of course, I'm looking forward to finding out who will be sending a sock to me!
While I was at Knitch, I finally asked about their special April sweater. Designed by Nell (who works there,) it's a darling short-sleeve raglan knit with Rowan Summer Tweed. With a little tweeking to help it fit my form better, I was soon on my way with pattern and yarn in hand. I picked #513, "Dew," a soft green. I know I said I was going to knit from my stash, but this is the first big yarn purchase I've made in quite a while. It will be fun to knit a summer sweater, I think. Not having done it before makes it a rather interesting project. It also looks like it will be a quick one.
Now, I have to get off the computer because we are having a party here tomorrow night for a lot of Jim's former coworkers and their significant others. One extra benefit of just having company is that the house is still pretty clean, but there's still a lot to do to get ready. Maybe later tonight, I'll have time to swatch my new yarn. I have a feeling that Sunday will be a good day to sit, knit, and recuperate from all this week's activities.