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Chappysmom
Gabber Extraordinaire

519 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  06:49:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Chappysmom's Homepage Send Chappysmom a Private Message
So there I was, binding off the very last row of my Peacock Feathers Shawl . . . the one I've been working on for months now and can't wait to see in all its beauty . . . and what happens? I ran out of yarn!

Well, technically, I have another skein (this is exactly the reason WHY I always buy extra). But I have a fraction of the stitches left to cast off, and will only be using a couple feet of this new skein, but still . . . isn't that ridiculous??

I posted pictures, such as they are, of the shawl in all her "almost" glory. So you can see how very close to the end I was!

http://chappysmom.typepad.com/bookworm/2005/06/and_yet_so_far.html

Grumble, grumble . . .

Deb

Deb in NJ
http://chappysmom.typepad.com/

Currently knitting:
Fiddlesticks' Peacock Feathers Shawl
Rowan "Elfin" sweater:
And, learning to spin!

KarenB
Seriously Hooked

750 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  06:56:12 AM  Show Profile Send KarenB a Private Message
Absolutely gorgeous, Deb. I love the color. Thank goodness you had that extra skein!

Karen (chomping at the bit for Birch to be finished)
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Ditzy Girl
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USA
4723 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  07:20:12 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
Boy talk about close, but it sure is pretty. Congratulations on a job well done.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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kadiddly
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USA
3076 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  07:57:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit kadiddly's Homepage  Send kadiddly a Yahoo! Message Send kadiddly a Private Message
wow, that *is* a gorgeous color, great job!

FO: scalloped baby blanket
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Maybird
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
155 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  09:27:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Maybird's Homepage Send Maybird a Private Message
Very pretty shawl though - can't wait to see it blocked.
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sparkleplenty
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
484 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  09:28:49 AM  Show Profile Send sparkleplenty a Private Message
Thank goodness you had another skein to finish your gorgeous shawl!!

I just finished my first shawl and I ran out of yarn half way through the edging. I didn't have another skein, so I had to rip out what I had done. Grr! You can bet I won't cut it close next time.

Sarah
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mokey
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15375 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  10:24:34 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Lovely! When I am short in the cast off, I just frog the last couple rows.

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VickiKK
Seriously Hooked

935 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  10:30:01 AM  Show Profile Send VickiKK a Private Message
Don'tcha hate it when that happens?
beautiful shawl. good job
Vicki near Seattle
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Trina
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USA
1871 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  1:04:45 PM  Show Profile Send Trina a Private Message
Deb, you did a great job. The color is beautiful. Thank Goodness you had that extra ball....

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
-Langston Hughes
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Busyhands
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USA
1496 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  5:05:55 PM  Show Profile Send Busyhands a Private Message
Uh-oh - how many skeins did you use? I STILL haven't gotten my pattern, but I have the same yarn...I wonder if I need to order some more?
Lin

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argoknit
Seriously Hooked

USA
711 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  5:27:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit argoknit's Homepage Send argoknit a Private Message
I feel your pain. I hate that when you only use a tiny fraction of a new skein just to finish. And only a few feet at that. But, beautiful shawl. I love the color! The yarn looks great - what kind is it??

argoknit

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alliwenk
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
373 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  6:05:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit alliwenk's Homepage Send alliwenk a Private Message
Oooooooohhhh...how lovely. I have the pattern and the yarn (though I'm now hoping that I have enough :) and have been promising myself that I will start it after some other knitting obligations. You've got me really dreaming about it now. Can't wait to see it blocked out.

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Chappysmom
Gabber Extraordinaire

519 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2005 :  7:15:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Chappysmom's Homepage Send Chappysmom a Private Message
I used Knit Pick's "Shimmer" yarn--just a hair over 3 skeins. (As in, yes, I used a few feet of my 4th skein.) I do, however, tend to knit loosely, and I was using Addi Turbos, so it was slick. If I were a tighter knitter, chances are I would have had plenty to spare in skein #3.

And, Mokey? Frogging the last couple rows wasn't an option--the lace edging very specifically needed to be there!

Meanwhile, I've finished it now, except for the blocking, if you want to check the NEXT day's post on my blog . . . and if I'm lucky, I'll have beautiful Blocking shots this time tomorrow!

Deb in NJ

Deb in NJ
http://chappysmom.typepad.com/

Currently knitting:
Fiddlesticks' Peacock Feathers Shawl
Rowan "Elfin" sweater:
And, learning to spin!
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