about as scary
as knitting gets for me
(if we don’t throw steeking into the equation,
but that is another story for a different day):
will there be enough yarn to finish?
i almost never cut it close.
unlike my friend (and fellow contestant in ‘the fiber factor’), tracy
who if i remember right was left with only inches of yarn
remaining at the end of two different challenges.
i would have sweat myself into
a little puddle of goo.
i’m the knittah who buys an extra skein (or two)
over what the pattern calls for just to be exceedingly sure
that i could not possibly run out.
but, two nights ago
as i was working on one of the patterns
for my upcoming indie collection with classic elite yarns
i cut it close. real close. too close.
for the last 18 rounds my head spun
searching for options of what i might do if, or more likely when,
i ran clean out of yarn.
when i tied off the final stitches
with a whopping 98″ left,
i felt a little silly.
i mean over 2 yds remaining isn’t really cutting it that close, right?
i tried telling that to the butterflies in my stomach
and to the weak in the knees feeling between my ankles and my hip bones,
but they were having none of it.
irregardless, this piece is done and i’m moving
full steam ahead into the next new design
which i’ll be sure to have just
one extra skein for.
‘enough’ taken from 36:7 in exodus.
(this is an ongoing series of posts chronicling
the process of my yet to be released collaboration with classic elite yarns.
to search, all post titles will include ‘ Shizilu cey & i:‘ and be tagged with ‘ summarily artistic differences‘.)