I had a 2017 Knitting Resolution to not buy any more yarn until I used up 20 balls from my stash. I succeeded! My stash got smaller and I felt great! So why the sad article heading?
Well, after my big 20 ball success I bought four balls of yarn-the first to make a pair of self-patterned socks and the other three to make a cowl. The cowl is already causing me grief and it hasn’t even been started yet!
The cowl was a sample at an LYS and I fell in love the second I saw it. The yarn was squishy, vibrant, and the stranded knitting was just what I needed after a month of garter stitch and stockinette! I needed to make it!
The store sign said the pattern was a free download and I could have sworn it only took three balls of yarn. In my head that didn’t seem like enough but I sometimes I am overly cautious with yardage. The cowl was going to be my next project!
Or not…. I have hit two snags!
- When looking for the pattern online today I noticed it was only a free download from the LYS according to the manufacturer’s website. The LYS’s website is under construction and no free patters are offered.
- Three balls was not enough, five balls is needed.
Combine both snags with the fact that the LYS is 4 hours away and I am not sure how the project will be completed. I have emailed them for the pattern but I don’t want to order only two balls of yarn online.
I guess I am going to have to wing it and write my own pattern!