Well, it’s official, I’ve lost the game of yarn chicken I was playing with my Little Wave sweater. I knew it was going to be tight, but I was hopeful that I might be able to eek it out of the yarn I had despite the fact that I was 50yards short of the yarn requirement listed on the pattern.
I have one complete sweater save for its pockets. I’ll admit I’m a little bummed that I won’t have it 100% complete for the big Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival next weekend, but I’m looking at the bright side. Since I have zero delusions about being able to find a matching dye lot for my yarn having bought it a year ago, I’m thankful I didn’t run out before finishing the main body of the sweater. If the pockets are a slightly different shade, well, I don’t mind that at all.
And let’s not forget that I cranked out this sweater in under a month and it’s insanely beautiful. It’s warm and cozy and just a sweater I will wear… a lot. The Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool proved to be a wonderful alternative to the recommended Brooklyn Tweed — the stitch definition is great (this photo is pre-blocking, so that stitch pattern will just pop once it’s been washed) and I actually think the depth of color is richer.
As for the extra yarn, well, luckily Green Mountain Spinnery will be at Wisconsin Sheep & Wool again this year, so I should be able to pick up my extra skein directly from them next week. Who am I kidding? I’ll be getting two skeins just to be absolutely sure there’s no way I’ll run out!