I Lost the Game, But I’m Still a Winner

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.


unfinished pocketsI 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.

body shotAnd 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.

full sweater pre blockAll in all, I may have lost the game of yarn chicken, but I think I’m a pretty big winner.

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!

11 thoughts on “I Lost the Game, But I’m Still a Winner”

  1. there could be a possibility to find the same shade by checking on revelry – i heard that people in the past had been able to locate a much needed ball in the right bath through revelry stashes.
    It looks gorgeous!

  2. sweater looks so soft and cozy! I like idea of contrast pockets, but no matter what you decide – OF COURSE get extra. You might need a matching hat!

    1. I totally could. But I doubt it’ll be cool enough for this sweater next weekend. And I like pockets for keys and phone and what-not. I need my pockets — LOL!

  3. I have only knit with their wool once, a witch’s hat, but I loved it. I loved the way my hands were so moisturized after knitting! The sweater is beautiful and I think I, myself, would actually prefer a different shade of blue or even grey for the pockets, but I’m probably a little funky that way. 😉

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