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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Assume crisis positions! 

This is not a drill, people, I repeat: this is NOT a drill!

... Ok, maybe this isn't on the level of the Cuban Missile crisis, or even the possible effects of global warming (a la "The Day After Tomorrow") but dammit, it's a crisis to me. I have been happily knitting away on my Clapotis, getting ever closer to finishing. I was hoping to have it done this weekend, since a)it is still cold enough to wear it and b) I received the yarn for my Lace Leaf sweater in the mail this Friday and I knew that I should finish atleast one thing before starting something else. The Cabled Bandeau has been languishing a bit, since it is definitely too cold to wear that without freezing one's nips off, and I am also stuck in that "finished-waist-shaping-continue-in-pattern-til-the-cows-come-home" stage. BUT, here I am knitting along merrily with my last skein of yarn, only TWO MEASLY DROPPED STITCHES FROM THE END, when what should I discover but ... ?

no more yarn?!?

*insert feral scream here*

EDIT: Because I am chronically lazy about posting, here's the end of the story. I frogged the whole thing.

... Gotcha. Heh heh.

Actually, I posted a plea for help on the Knittyboard, and Tigerlillith came to my rescue! She sent me a full ball of the color I needed all the way from the UK (isn't that nice?) so now that it is in my hot little hands, the finishing can begin anew. Wee! No more crisis positions! As you were! And I have begun my Lace Leaf Sweater ... Look!

lace leaf swatch

It's delightfully warm and smooshy. Of course, I will probably finish it in May, when it's too hot to wear it. I think I'm just going to ignore that thought for now.
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