Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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I treated Monday (President's Day) like the weekend. And Tuesday, too. Considering it was another snow day. Then all of a sudden, I couldn't put it down because I feared the worst knitters fear: I was short yarn. However, somehow (after stretching the bejeezus out of it) the collar fit around the right front, neck and left front. That little ball up there is all that is left of the ten balls. I have mixed feelings about that. It has had a bath and is currently blocking. Finally.
Casting on for something new.
The stomach flu is doing a little dance around here. I am really hoping it doesn't ask me to join along.
Have a great one.

101 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow, that was close! I hate that feeling, running out of yarn. I'm goofy, and try to knit faster, as if that will help me have enough! Can't wait to see your FO!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Ugh! We have all done the flu dance here....take lots of vitamins!! Looking forward to seeing how your knit turned out!

knithound brooklyn said...

Boy I bet you were sweating bullets on that one! Stay well.

Suzanne said...

I don't know what i want to see more: the finished Elizabeth or the process pictures of Zara. Color work still scares me. Stay healthy!

Rose said...

Looking forward to seeing your new sweater. Good luck with the stomach flu; I've been down with it since Monday and it's a nasty piece of work.

Proud Mama said...

Too close for comfort! I am eager to see the result. I am currently working on the francis revisited.

Jennifer Sirois said...

Close call! The FO will be lovely, I'm sure!

elephantJuice said...

Wow, that is pretty close! I always get immense satisfaction when I have just enough left over after finishing a project, although it's pretty stressful knitting up to that point :)

Can't wait to see your finished knit though!

mary said...

Can't wait to see the sweater! Hope everyone is feeling better soon. :(

kim said...

Ooh, Zara looks like a fun knit. I sure hope that stomach bug doesn't come your way.

Jo @ a life in lists said...

I had that fear recently - I had about that much left after finishing a Tea Leaves cardigan, in yarn bought from the States (I'm in the UK). I had literally NO good solutions if I ran out, other than knitting in different yarn and dyeing the whole thing black or something.

Having finished, I've realised that it's too big, of course...

michele said...

Yay! can't wait to see a modeled shot of it when the blocking is finished.

hope you don't get that flu!

MadMad said...

Funny, I do the opposite when fear of running out of yarn strikes: I stop completely because ignoring the problem will make it go away, of course. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Good luck escaping the grasp of the flu!

Kristyn Knits said...

we're in the middle of the same dance over here. can't wait to see your new piece of art displayed on your model.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Love your new project. Eat citrus, drink water, get lots of sleep. Stay away from that flu. I really need to take my own advice. Going to get some water right now.

Jane said...

This will look great on you!

Poshyarns said...

Yeah, well done Leslie, we all know that knitting faster is absolutely the way to make the yarn go further! Fingers crossed that you keep avoiding that stomach flu.

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Stay healthy! I can't wait to see the finished sweater. I love the color of the yarn.

Elise @ cheznapier said...

For the last sweater I completed, I actually made the collar a row or two short just to have enough to sew it up...it was unreasonably stressful! :) Can't wait to see pictures: your projects are always eye candy!

the Lady said...

I hate when that happens.
Hope everyone feels better soon. Stomach flu is absolutely NO fun.

jo ellen said...

I think your middle name is 'lucky'. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Maryse said...

That was close! Ouh, Zara is a gorgeous pattern! Hope you don't join in the dance... Have a great rest of the week!

Estella said...

Can't wait to see both! I had one project with about that much yarn left...it is scary!

Stay healthy.

From All Stitched Up said...

When I think I'm going to run out of yarn I find myself knitting faster as if that would help. Congrats on being done ! Can't wait to see you model it. As always your next sweater looks like fun. Good Luck with the flu!

opportunityknits said...

It's great when you win the yarn game. Hope the stomach flu skips you. take care.

sapphireblue said...

Can't wait to see.

mle said...

Yikes! that was close! Oh I sure hope you don't get the stomach bug! A flu-ish virus made our way thru our family last week...we're finially starting to feel normal again.

ColorSlut said...

I've only had that happen twice - but scares the crap out of me each time!

the treat girl said...

OMG!! That was me over the weekend too!!!!!!!!! It JUUUSSST worked out and I have about the identical sized little ball of yarn over here to prove it!!

michelle said...

Lucky indeed!
(Jo Ellen is right!)
xox M

Alisha said...

that is an awesome sweater....looking forward to pictures!

glad there was enough yarn!

rebecca said...

phew!

Larissa said...

Hope everyone at your house is felling better by now. Can not wait to see the cardi on you!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you finished! Congrats!! Looking forward to seeing the finished product...

Would you recommend Elizabeth? I've had a knitting curse lately where things either come out too big or too small or just not how I imagined. It is becoming very frustrating!

Erica said...

Phew, I'm glad you made it! I always buy too much yarn, hoping to avoid the stomach turns that come with running short...yeah, thats it, thats why I buy so much yarn...;)

Nantucket Dreams said...

Yikes! I hope everyone's tummys feel better soon!

VeganCraftastic said...

Oooh Zara is a beautiful pattern!

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