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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  6:53:38 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a great stash, BUT I have 1,000 yds in this and 1,200 in that and I need at least 1,700 to 1,800. My stash isn't new so I can't find or buy any repl. I have a nice little spring cardigan I want to make in a lovely brown. I have 2 very lovely browns in my stash, but not enough in either, the one is a nice dk merino wool and the other is a cotton blend. So maybe I should just forget the whole thing and stick to my wips. These decision can be so frustrating. Of course it would be nice to find a nice wool/cotton blend. Oh what to do, what to do?

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

Sara Sue
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  6:59:57 PM  Show Profile Send Sara Sue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why go buy enough yarn to make the cardigan, of course.
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Genuine
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  7:17:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Genuine's Homepage Send Genuine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey, Ditzy, if you're me, you have 100 yds of this, or 400 yards of this. So stop whining.

I'm just kidding. This is the perfect excuse for you to buy yarn.

A little snark, and sweaters. My blog.
http://thelumpysweater.wordpress.com
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MindyO
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  7:34:49 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Body in one brown, arms in another? Stripes? Buy more!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/squeeks76/
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temari
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  7:45:32 PM  Show Profile Send temari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No solution, but I know what you mean. Sometimes I wonder why I purchased the yarn in the first place, other than "it was on sale".
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knottyknitter
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  7:47:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit knottyknitter's Homepage Send knottyknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Too bad you don't have any LYS near by :)



http://blog.kittyknitter.com
My blog at Kitty's Knitterbox
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Marg in Mirror
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Posted - 03/21/2008 :  05:10:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Marg in Mirror's Homepage  Send Marg in Mirror a Yahoo! Message Send Marg in Mirror a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If I were you, I'd
  • make a mult-coloured garment; or
  • finish my WIPs; or
  • get a copy of 'Odd Balls' or 'One Skein'...
and keep on knittin'!

Marg in Calgary

TLWKOTB
http://knitsonthebus.blogspot.com
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GFTC
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Posted - 03/21/2008 :  05:58:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit GFTC's Homepage Send GFTC a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Put out an ISO alert and maybe you can find the balance of the yarn that you need. Everyone has aging stash so you might get lucky. Try KR, elann, Ravelry, and any other message board with an ISO feature.

GFTC of NYC

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click here for free sock pattern
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Alunissage
Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 03/21/2008 :  12:34:24 PM  Show Profile Send Alunissage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry for interrupting, but I've been wondering for a while what ISO stands for. I mean, I have the gist, but I'm wondering what the actual letters stand for. The best I've come up with is I Seek One but that seems too small a quantity to be the real answer...
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lella
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Posted - 03/21/2008 :  12:37:25 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In Search Of. But I like yours too, It's very close!

Zippiknits
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Milinda
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Posted - 03/21/2008 :  12:55:33 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by knottyknitter

Too bad you don't have any LYS near by :)



http://blog.kittyknitter.com
My blog at Kitty's Knitterbox



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You folks in Zola's area have some of the BEST LYS. Not that I want to enable her or anything.

M L
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abt1950
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Posted - 03/21/2008 :  2:18:18 PM  Show Profile Send abt1950 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Easy two-part solution:

1) Go buy yarn to make your cardigan.

2)Figure out what kind of garment(s) you can make with the yardage you've got. Depending on your size and gauge of the yarn, you might be able to get something sleeveless or short sleeved out of what you've got. Think either a vest or a summer top and go from there.

Anne in NJ

Knit long and prosper
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 03/21/2008 :  4:55:37 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Milinda, Knotty and I are friends. She is being a smarty pants, but other than that she really is a nice lady. I can't buy any new until I finish a project. Hopefully this will keep me moving forward on what I am working on.
Oh I almost forgot Hilltop is starting to get the new yarn in. The store is still pretty empty though.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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kdcrowley
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Posted - 03/21/2008 :  6:16:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit kdcrowley's Homepage Send kdcrowley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lella

In Search Of. But I like yours too, It's very close!

Zippiknits




but use your Leonard Nimoy voice....

"This week we go in search of the elusive silk and cashmere bulky weight yarn perfect for....."

[:00][:00][:00]

Kelley
Check out my solar-dyed yarns at http://www.ceallachdyes.com
and my blog at http://ceallachknits.blogspot.com
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jaw
Seriously Hooked

USA
669 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2008 :  06:56:10 AM  Show Profile Send jaw a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Several people in our knitting group have been making the Adult Surprise jacket using a variety of yarns - colors, textures. They look great. Just an idea for a stash buster.
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cena
Warming Up

USA
81 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2008 :  5:21:18 PM  Show Profile Send cena a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Make a stripey shawl.
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Mocha
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Posted - 03/25/2008 :  9:13:09 PM  Show Profile Send Mocha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Go buy your yarn online.
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 03/26/2008 :  12:08:30 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tonight I bought some beautiful blue Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. Little Knits had it on sale at half price. So now I am all set. Thanks for all the advice.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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Kade1301
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Posted - 03/26/2008 :  06:07:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Kade1301's Homepage Send Kade1301 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Do the two browns match? Are the yarn diameters somewhat similar? Then how about knitting one row with the merino and the next one with the cotton blend? That way you'd have a cotton/wool cardigan knitted from your stash (big pat on the back!) ;-)

Good luck! Klara

http://www.lahottee.info
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 03/26/2008 :  07:00:22 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No they don't match at all. Colors are good but not the yarn itself.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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elkymama
Seriously Hooked

USA
688 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2008 :  5:37:10 PM  Show Profile Send elkymama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Zola, IMHO you did the right thing in buying new yarn for your cardigan.

I've found myself in similar situations, with a little of this and a little of that. Then a fit of guilt and wishful thinking, I buy a little of something else that I think will combine with the other two yarns.

Bah! it's a false economy that rarely works as well as you hope it will. Anne's advice is sound: figure out what you CAN make with the yardage you have.
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