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Old 01-13-2006, 11:06 PM   #1
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The little yarn that couldn't!
anxious to get working on my hourglass sweater, but hit a serious
snag :( .

I bought Debbie Bliss (just beautiful) cotton/wool , but the gauge is not going to work-uhg! It's recommended gauge is 24=4" and the sweater is 19=4". When I get the gauge right the fabric is just too open. I thought it would work, but I was having doubts so I asked dh--he felt it would probally be a little to open as well.

so, I guess I'll have to part with my Debbie Bliss (I can at least pet the bag every once and a while) and sell to ebay. Then I guess I'll start the process over. Better to learn this little lesson now (recommended gauge can be important). I'd rather not knit up the whole sweater only to be disappointed.

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Old 01-13-2006, 11:14 PM   #2
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the same thing happened to me with Tubey. Can you use the "wrong" gauge and just make a different size? That's what I'm doing.
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:21 PM   #3
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Did you try doubling the yarn? You'd have to buy more though, if that worked.
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:47 AM   #4
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You guys are the best!
I thought about using a different gauge (knitting on a 4) but decided against it for two reasons--that's one small needle to use for my 1st sweater and secondly I'm too chicken <O> (me flapping my chicken wings).

I had thought of doubling the yarn, but decided against that as well--because I would need 10 more balls!

So, I'm a little sad about shipping my debbie bliss :crying:. The lovely skeins are already a part of my family! but, I'm sure the new yarn will warm my hear equally

I figure I'll call herrscherners tomorrow to see if I can send it back, I looked at the return policy, I think I can return.

In the mean time, I've gotta find something to knit!!

thanks!
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:08 AM   #5
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There ARE lots of patterns out there that are knit with dk yarn. You could keep it, you know.

I'm sorry, I've just never heard of anyone returning yarn before. :rofling: This is obviously why my stash is so huge!

Don't let me influence you too much. I'm just an enabler.
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Old 01-14-2006, 07:41 AM   #6
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What? What's that you say? "Return" yarn?
Uh.........there's been a communication breakdown, as I don't understand that phrase.
Are you typing in English?????
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:05 AM   #7
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Return yarn?

Exchange, perhaps...but not return!

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Old 01-14-2006, 11:31 AM   #8
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I think my eyes were playing tricks on me!
Did you say retu... retur... ret... (too hurtful to say)!
Why? Do you live in a bachelor's apartment? Are your closets that full? Is there no space under the bed?
Sorry, I can't comprend not keeping good yarn for another project and just buying more. I save up for it if I have to or ask my LYS to hold some of the same dye lot for me and buy a ball at a time until I have enough for my project.
Huh... maybe I do have an addiction.
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Old 01-14-2006, 11:36 AM   #9
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Trust me when I say I have stashes everywhere, ( a little bag of-which doesn't qualify as a stash!)of fabric, jewelry making supplies art supplies and a collection of antique buttons.

Since, my son (who is 32 mo.) I went from a large studio, plus my classroom for overflow to Ummmm...a closet! For 40lbs. he sure takes up a lot of space!!

Now, I have one bedroom with a small closet :( for all my stuff. And I'm little weird when it comes to yarn, if I'm not using it --it drives me crazy...surely with time I will get over this weird affliction :rofling:. I'm totally distraught about all the oddballs of yarn I have hanging around. I'm not at peace unless I have the perfect pattern, and only the yarn I'm working with--I'm a zen knitter! & Actually, I think I have issues!! :roflhard:

But, with some yarn therapy, and some great enablers like you guys, this too will pass!!

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Sorry it didn't work out. :( Did you wash your swatch? When I did that with the Cathay it actually changed the gauge a bit. But then you couldn't return it, of course. Hope you can find another yarn you love!
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