Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Have your thumbs crossed please!

Once upon a time in my brain, there was a great idea about using leftover yarn to make some mittens for an auction for my favorite group ever.

Fast forward 2.5 years to June 2011. The knitter finally got her act together and started knitting the mittens. She was confident that she had enough yarn for this because:

A: The yarn has been around for a long time (since 2007!) and didn't seem to go away
B: Ravelry said there were 2.6 skeins in my stash

But there were few things she didn't put into consideration:

A: Since 2007, she has knit two projects using the very same yarn
B: Ravelry lists yardage stashed in the project page, not how much yarn is left.

So in reality, I only had 1.3 skeins of the red yarn. Although I positively suffer from hypo-yarnophobia (phobia of running out of yarn), I bravely knit the first mitten. Hmm, I thought. This mitten used about 30g of the main color. I'm not going to have enough for the second mitten. Hey, I know! I'll reverse the colors for the second one to balance out the amount of yarn used!

Tonight after finishing second mitten: The yarn left is photographed above the mittens:

So glad I was alone when this happened. Where are the thumbs?

Must say tho, the bugs are looking good!

specs for my thumbless mittens:
Pattern: Entomology Mittens by Adrian Bizilia
Yarn: Knit Picks Telemark Garnet Heather and Cream
Needles: 1 for cuffs and 3 for body. Both dpns.
CO: June 5. (yes I had lots of free time this past weekend)

There is one bit of hope. Ravelry says there is another 0.3 skeins of the red somewhere in my stash. Should I go stash-diving for that 30 yards of yarn? I should, right? Red yarn, I will find you. >)


Alyssa said...

Oh good luck! They look beautiful, and I'm sure they'd look good with just white thumbs?

Alyssa said...

Hey! I gave you an award on my blog, if you want to pass it on or post it up on here!