Wednesday, October 8, 2008

moar yarn!

I was chugging along on my Versatility. Y'know, 'til I ran out of yarn. *eyeroll*

I had this feeling after my first skein that I wasn't going to have enough. I bought four and according to the pattern, the yardage should've had plenty to spare, which is why I didn't buy an extra skein. According to the forums on Ravelry, I am not the only one having this issue. The designer can't make heads or tails of it, so no one has any clue what is going on other than it appears if you substitute yarn, you WILL need much more yardage.

Since I plan on wearing this as a cardigan, I couldn't even remove any repeats because of my height.

Rather than waste the cost of shipping on one skein (Knit Picks yarn, btw), I also ordered yarn for the February Lady sweater, which I've wanted to make for months, but haven't felt like spending the money on the yarn.

The thing that tee'd me the most about needing more yarn for Versatility is I "splurged" for the Cadena over the Wool of the Andes bulky because I only needed four skeins. Now I've had to spend $6 more (plus shipping), so it's ended up being rather costlier than I anticipated. For someone who really has no business buying ANY yarn, this is a big bummer. I hope I can find some really inexpensive buttons and ribbon at the local craft store to make up for it.

On the plus side, in it's nearly finished state, it is very lovely and I cannot wait to wear it out.