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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Oh, the Inhumanity!


Where I am now: 2 rows and a bind off shy of finishing the vest.

How much yarn is left: 3 inches

What I'm doing about it: If I need to, I will ask Fleece Artist to do another skein for me, but since I'm only 9-12 feet short of finishing (and that estimate is probably excessive), I'm going to wander around Ravelry and email people who have done this vest in the Mermaid colorway and beg for yarn, starting with those located closest to me geographically first. I'm waiting for a reply from a knitter in New York right now.

The moral of the story: If you want to make your Celtic Vest longer, only add 8 stitches to the cast on for extra length.

ETA: I just made a deal for a few more yards of this yarn in exchange for patterns! Yippee, I can finish my vest soon!



Anonymous Robby said...

So glad you found your yarn, it's looking beautiful. I was wondering if you meant 'only add 8 inches' or only add 8 STITCHES? My memory could be failing, but I thought you had previously described it in stitches.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Yes Robby, you're right - only add 8 stitches (I changed the blog post). This is what happens when you blog before the caffeine sets in. Thanks for catching that one!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I'm glad you found your yarn....but since it's the center front that is the issue, you could always use a blending color for the center bit, and change the last two rows on the cast on to match...but getting more from ravelry is easier!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

Such a relief to find the extra yarn! I know the feeling of running short. But that was a sweater with my handspun and we just dyed the extra I had to spin and used it as a band of almost/not quite color.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Suna said...

Yay, glad you found the yarn!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Yay! Ravelry to the rescue!

11:26 AM  

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