On Saturday, I was working on my boneyard shawl. As I was knitting, I was admiring to pooling of the colorway. I got so excited about it and I said out loud, “I can’t wait to be done!” I was near the end of the first skein and I got the second skein out so I could transition to it.
I started with the new skein… and then I stopped. My second skein is a different weight.
So, I’m kicking myself that I picked up two skeins of different weights for the same project. How did I not notice? But, I’m also irritated with the yarn shop. I picked up two skeins that were right next to each other on the display and then the shopkeeper wound the skeins into cakes for me. So, she also didn’t notice that I had picked up two different skeins. Or, maybe, while we stood there talking about potential patterns for the shawl I said I was going to make with the yarn, she thought I had done it intentionally. I don’t know.
So, I had to decide what to do. Do I try to get my hands on another skein in the same weight (when I bought the original yarn from a (not to me) local yarn shop and it is dyed by an independent dyer) or do I frog back a repeat and make a shawlette?
I decided to frog it back. So, I’m going to finish this project this week. But, this was not what I meant when I said I wanted to be finished with it.
I now have a second skein that I have to decide what to do with. I might make a hat or a pair of socks. They’ll probably be short socks, though. Any suggestions are welcome.by