I do love the magical process of blocking. How a crumpled and sad little heap of yarn can become a thin layer of holes and linked chains. This is especially true with laceweight yarn I guess, but just look at the shininess of the yarn… I love silk… I love this yarn… 😀
Funny story, I ran out of yarn on the last repeats of the edging two nights before the deadline and naturally I was freaking out. I’ve been planning and knitting for a good two weeks and now the yarn runs out on me right before the finish… what the hell Murphy… So at first I decided I could find a local shop that sells JaggerSpun.. (If you know a good Den Haag – Utrecht – Rotterdam area yarn shop that sells Jaggerspun TELL ME!… I haven’t found any). So then I calculated how far it would be to drive to Groningen… after a little while (and time and gas price calculation) I decided I was crazy and there was no way I was going to drive that long for 10m of yarn.
So I did the only thing I could do, either find a replacement or rip back the edging and redo it with a 3.0mm instead of a 4.0mm. The replacement wasn’t going to work because of the pretty yarn mix, so I decided to rip back and redo the edging. I must say the 3.0mm edging looked much better since the 4.0mm became too loose and stretchy.
It would’ve been the perfect solution if it hadn’t been for one thing.. I wasn’t missing 10m, I was missing a lot more… So instead of running out of yarn the last 30repeats before the finish, I ran out with 10 repeats to go. So there’s actually still a part that has not been knit…….. the shame…. you can actually see this part on the picture above (the edging on the left down is straight). It’s not superhorrible because you never wear this shawl without folding it anyway, but I’m really really mad at myself and the situation for this to be even happening, since I usually order more yarn than I actually need and I didn’t do it this time.. 😛
This is a picture of my mother-in-law still liking me even though I gave her an unfinished birthday present 🙂 *yay* And even though I’m forgiven, I’m still planning to finish the edging part of her shawl soon so that I can have peace with myself haha 🙂
Happy birthday Evelyn 😉