Monday, July 05, 2010

the end of the yarn

This is the unfortunate reality that I came up against this evening.


I have run out of yarn, at least for the time being. I am tantalizingly close to being finished with this shawl -- only four "cactus" motifs left in the edging! -- but I'm afraid that it will have to wait a while yet until I get home to the spare yarn.


I typically waaay overpack yarn when I'm traveling, because running out of yarn is one of my least favorite things in the world. But this time I dashed out the door with a very conservative estimate of how much yarn I'd need to finish the project. I hate it when I miscalculate!


Anyways, I suppose I should look on the bright side. The shawl is turning out just as I'd imagined. And now I have something to look forward to in Phoenix (not usually the case during the summer)!

4 comments:

vicki said...

this shawl is incredible - so very beautiful. I hate running out of yarn also - and like you- I usually overpack when we travel - sometimes a separate suitcase - hence the name of my blog - 2 bags full! You are an amazing knitter.

vicki

alisa said...

ooh love it! i couldn't quite tell what the drape would be in the original shot, but this looks just lovely. very YOU.

Turtle said...

at least you have some at home! Looks great so far!

Julie said...

the shawl is gorgeous!! but ugh, running out of yarn is the worst.