Knitting News

This past week, I was a teeny tiny bit worried I would not have enough yarn for the cardigan.  Every time I picked it up to knit, I imagined how I would solve my problem.  If I had a problem.  Would I shorten the sleeves?  Buy more yarn?  Would the yarn match?

I did take out two inches from the first sleeve but really I didn't have to do that.  I had enough yarn, barely.  I might have 3-5 yards left over!  So all those imagination scenarios were unnecessary.  However, I do like how as knitters, we have ways of solving the yarn shortage problem.

Today, I'll sew some buttons on and take more photos.  Right now I'm breathing a sigh of relief!

The sun is trying desperately to shine while those pesky clouds try to stop those glorious sunbeams.  I am putting my bets on the sun winning over.

I hope I am right :)


  1. I hope the sun shined for you! Cold but beautifully crisp autumn days with glorious blue skies here. Your cardigan looks lovely xx

  2. It's always good to have alternative plans, and even better if you don't have to fiddle around with them! Your cardigan is beautiful and I always love to see your home tableaus. Clouds and rain are winning here and for the rest of the week!

  3. congratulations on winning another scary game of yarn-chicken!!! Your prize sweater is gorgeous!!!

  4. Well done! Beautiful cardigan.

  5. Oh, that would make me very nervous. Can't wait to see your finished sweater. :)

  6. I'm so glad that you had enough yarn. The cardigan is gorgeous and I shall look forward to pictures of you modeling it. :) xx

  7. Your sweater looks beautiful, and congrats on winning yarn chicken!
    We haven't seen the sun much in months, which I find very difficult.

  8. Hooray for the sweater finish - without solving a yarn shortage problem. I love your cozy little knitting corner. It is fun to see where you knit or read or write or . . .

  9. I LOVE that view! and the almost finished cardigan. That looks like a very wearable piece - glad you didn't have to resort to Option B for the yarn.

  10. Yea, for having enough!!!! It is BEAUTIFUL, Karen! So nicely done! blessings ~ tanna

  11. So glad you won the yarn-chicken game! The sweater is really nice! Hape you have some sunshine this weekend; we have lucked out here for once.

  12. I am so glad you had enough yarn!
    I am crocheting a tote bag, and I am not far enough to know if I will run out of yarn, but it is a definite concern, so I am brain storming just in the event. So far, it is either risking matching the dye lot, or just using an additional color.

    Your sweater looks wonderful!


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