Saturday, 24 May 2008

It was a damned close-run thing

And I lost. It's been a while since I put up a picture of the Gothic Hap, but I've been plodding on with it. Now I have come to a screeching halt, with only four border points left to knit, having entirely run out of yarn.

Not the fault of Posh Yarn at all, as both skeins were in fact rather heavier than their advertised 100 grammes. Not really my fault. I made up the pattern as I went along, which made it impossible to judge quantities required. If I'd knitted a slightly smaller centre, slightly shallower borders, or chosen a slightly narrower edging ... but I didn't, and I'm stuck. Posh Yarn do not repeat colourways, so my only hope is that someone somewhere has a tiny leftover nugget they can bring themselves to part with, and that they see my desperate plea on Ravelry. 10 grammes would do it. Either that or take off the entire edging and replace it with a narrower one.
It's looking quite pretty (the pink bit is preparation for grafting the beginning and end of the edging together in pattern, as demonstrated here). If anyone needs me, I shall be in the cupboard with the Glenmorangie.


Silas said...

At least you have good taste in whisky. Remember, don't adulterate it at ALL.

jeanfromcornwall said...

I'm so sorry - one of those occasions when I truly wish that Mummy could kiss it better!

Helen said...

I'm sure somebody will turn up with the necessary bit of yarn; there must be lots of Posh skeins that get petted but never unwound.

And you are tagged with the latest meme.