When you are making it up as you go along, how big is big enough?
I know I am not there yet, ... but yarn is being eaten by the baby shawl (good job it's organic, or she might get indigestion), but it seems not to grow!
So I thought I'd s-p-r-e-a-d it out.
Ah how I love KP Options and the super long cords. When I bought them I couldn't imagine ever needing anything that long, but 3 cords is enough to spread out the baby blob and she is growing after all.
So far unstretched (not even a little bit, honest) she's 42". I recon that means she's going to be a nice big soft fluffy mummy of a shawl and I love her again. (I was having my doubts as her formlessness grew more and more blobby) I am so glad I decided to take a peek at her rather than guessing how things were going, and hanging on to go for the big 'reveal' at the end.
I have 1 full 100gm ball left, plus 29gms of the 4th ball still to go. Now, that seems like a lot of yarn but a set of 4 rows (i.e. one old shale repeat) took 21gms *shock* and I also have to guess how much I'll need to knit the edging on. Given that I haven't decided on a border pattern yet ... Doh!
I'd like to double the old shale I have already done, but that's another 8 repeats and I haven't got enough for that. Oh my! Guesswork and compromise are the words of the moment.
Meanwhile the other little lace project I photographed yesterday is looking lush, I am adding another pattern and loving every stitch, it is so soft and gorgeous (although it does split a little, not being very tightly wound, but I am ignoring that because it is so soft and gorgeous).
Btw I didn't go back to the last day of the fabric sale at my LYS, I really must stop spending money. Maybe a little splurge when my pay cheque arrives? But the stashalong is making the yarn cravings really bad, and I am surfing, and browsing, and there are so many wonderful yarns out there just waiting for me to buy them.
Oh dear, I need to go fondle my stash again to reaffirm that I have enough yarn to see me through the next ice age, and I do not need to buy any more! I have enough yarn - I have enough yarn, repeat after me, I have enough yarn. *sigh!*