i am not one to underestimate.
i have no intention of running out of yarn. ever.
i buy the extra skein. if i don’t need it, it will become a hat later on.
no frantic calculations at the end. no wondering if there will be enough.
but, when you’re knitting for a contract
often the company sends the yarn
that they’ve estimated you might need.
usually they’re right.
i’m always amazed that they are,
forty-six narrow inches from not having enough.
less than a yard
and i admit to sweating
it out more than a little bit right near the end.
but all’s well the ends well, and this one did.