Mysteries of the Yarniverse
here's a real brain-scratcher for y'all.
I had a stripey sweater that i made from noro Kureyon a number of years ago. It was gi-normous on me. (my own fault. i tried to size up the chest measurements and did the math wrong.) i wore it anyway, because i made it. I tried re-blocking it. i tried gently felting it. nothing worked. After 2+ years of wearing and hating that it was so large and mis-shapen, i decided to unravel it and make something else out of the yarn.
Try #2 would be Rosedale United with the yarn. I cast on for that sweater in may (of... um.... 2004 i think). Needless to say, it drifted to the bottom of my UFO pile. until a few weeks ago when i needed some really fast and easy car trip knitting. (It's such a simple pattern? why didn't i finish this ages ago?! who knows.)
Well i'm cruising along. i knit the body. i knit one sleeve. I'm getting excited about actually finishing a sweater. I knit the second sleeve.... and RUN OUT OF YARN!
I am utterly baffled. I started out with a turtleneck sweater with (easily) 6 inches too much ease. I re-knit something the right size, and i don't have NEARLY enough yarn?! maybe i misplaced some of the unraveled yarn? I've searched every corner of my stash and can't find any more of the yarn... AAARRRGGHH!! This sweater has corrugated ribbing, but i really don't think that could've used up an entire yokes-worth of yarn.
Luckily, color #52 is no longer discontinued (re-instated?) from noro. I gave in and ordered a few more skeins. Of course, once i finish the sweater with the new skeins, the missing yarn will magically reappear. And it will be somewhere that it should've been all along. probably right in front of my nose.