View Full Version : Knitting tragedy.
04-05-2007, 04:35 PM
I know you guys will understand. My whole family (and most of my LJ friends) look at me like I have a second head when I go on about yarn, but here, I'm among friends who are as addicted as I am.
I'm finishing a pair of socks (and we'll not discuss when they were started as that would be demoralizing). Anyhow, I'm nearly done and wanted to knit more socks. Perfect! I have two balls of lovely fingering weight, self patterning wool I picked up before my move, right?
Wrong. Somehow in the move I've lost a ball of it so I have only the lone ball. Buying more is not an option since I'm currently looking for a job after the move. So -- ideas on what to do with one sad, lonely skein of self-patterning sock yarn?
04-05-2007, 04:48 PM
That's so sad!! Can you wait awhile and finish later when you can get more yarn? It seems a shame to frog all that hard work!
04-05-2007, 04:52 PM
Oh, I wasn't clear. I have enough to finish the pair I'm working on right now. I wanted to cast on for a second pair this weekend after finishing these - that's when I discovered the second ball (for the second pair) is MIA.
I'm just trying to figure out what to do with the one ball I've got left. ^_^ I'm not ready to switch back to big needles yet. ^_^
04-05-2007, 04:54 PM
You could make footies/peds instead of regular socks.
Or you could make a hat.
Lost yarn. That IS a tragedy. We all understand! :verysad:
04-05-2007, 04:54 PM
how much yardage is there?
04-05-2007, 05:00 PM
There's 210 m. It's Fortissima Colori Socka yarn.
04-05-2007, 05:02 PM
maybe.... short cuff fingerless gloves?
btw I :heart: your avatar... "I'm in ur stash fondling ur woolz" :roflhard: I keep thinking of those funny kitty pics! :roflhard:
Make a friend who only has one foot?
04-05-2007, 05:05 PM
04-05-2007, 05:17 PM
Things lost in a move have an odd way of turning up in the most unexpected of places. I'd stash it for a bit and see if the mate turns up.
nadja la claire
04-05-2007, 05:22 PM
Yarn is a terrible thing to lose :hug: :grphug: :hug:
There, there dear we're here for you. We'll take you through this. :grphug: :grphug:
Perhaps a neck warmer or maybe socks for a child. :shrug:
04-05-2007, 05:37 PM
I'm just glad you guys understand. Like I said, all I get around here are weird looks. ^_~
04-05-2007, 05:43 PM
I know how you feel.
04-05-2007, 06:27 PM
Mini-update: the sock yarn is still lost to the four winds, BUT I found 3 balls of hand-dyed yarn made for me by a friend of mine. This same friend is sending me some sock yarn as well. She loves me. ^_^
Good yarn-karma to everybody!
04-05-2007, 06:30 PM
I PM you Quiara~
See our yarn comes back to us~ in onw form or another~!! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
04-06-2007, 07:40 AM
My suggestion is to split the skein in half (using an uber sensitive scale is the best way) and then knit 2 toe up socks.
Knit until you run out of yarn.
you should probably have enough for footies...
04-06-2007, 10:47 AM
I think I'm going to use some DK weight on size 3's and knit socks for my dad. He had a heart attack yesterday and a stroke this morning. They don't expect him to wake up.
04-06-2007, 10:50 AM
I am very sorry to hear about your fathers' sickness. I think that is a wonderful thing for you to do for him. I hope the prognosis improves.
04-06-2007, 10:52 AM
The doctors told us sometime back that because of the cancer, he's terminal. Now there's really nothing they can do for him except try to keep him comfortable.
04-06-2007, 11:03 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about your father.
04-06-2007, 11:08 AM
I just lost my dad, so I know how worried you must be.
:hug: :heart: :heart: :heart:
About the yarn: If it were me, I'd split the skein in half and knit top-down socks with that yarn and finish with a complimentary color. It'll be down on the foot, and won't be very noticeable in your shoes.