Eric and I have this thing where we talk about our small wins of the day, the little things that make us grateful or proud or happy. This week I feel like my little things have actually been big things. It’s been a good week at NC, I met the Oatmeal at a book signing (AGAIN!) and a sweater was saved.
I bought this yarn, Karabella Aurora 8, waaaay on sale almost a year ago. I started knitting Kaari pretty soon after, but set it aside once I had the back finished. It’s stockinette and tedious and I was trying to figure out how to alter the neckline. I thought ten balls would be enough. It’s not. Kaari isn’t Kaari without the front pockets and at the rate I was going there wouldn’t even be enough yarn for the front. It’s been a year. No way will I find that yarn again much less the same dye lot.
EXCEPT FOR I DID. The yarn shop that I purchased it from still had some – same color, same dye lot. Apparently I’m the only person in all of Colorado who wants this yarn and I’m ok with that. I grabbed three more and fingers crossed it’s enough. I’m almost done with the knitting, but I know blocking and seaming will take me a few days.
I’m quite grateful the sweater will be finished. It’s one of my favorite patterns.
Also, I did some serious organizing and since this is never going to happen again I want it on public record. Look at this shit: