You know how some blogs have titles that really tell you what a post is about? Or some that use a leading statement? We use song titles (my idea a la Degrassi: The Next Generation), but if I used a title or leading statement, it would be: In Which I Am Desperate or Screwed . . . You Choose. I'm in a jam, a pickle, a bind - pick a euphemism for fucked and be done with it.
Back in June, I bought several skeins of some lovely Cider Moon at the Knitters Connection in Columbus. Since then, I've used all the skeins for the Plane Project (really the trellis and leaf shawl from Victorian Lace Today) and am down to the last little bit. I have one side of the knitted border done and am ready to start the first of the short sides. Guess what? I think I am going to run out of yarn. Just buy more, right? Cider Moon stopped production in September due to legal problems (no clue, can't find out more information). I've sent messages to both knitters on Ravelry who have a hank of Pandora Rose in their stash, but I haven't heard back from them. So, if you happen to know of anyone who has this lovely yarn in their stash (maybe it's you?) and they could see fit to sell their skein, please send them my way. Again, I am desperate and in need of help. I know that this is a long shot, but knitters are an incredibly tenacious and giving bunch. If anyone can do it, a knitter can.
My second dilemma deals with Beaner's sweater. Let's face it, Grace is never going to see the light of day again is only to be burnt in a twisted offering to the yarn gods. I hate the yarn, the pattern is annoying, and I bought it on impulse. Fast forward a year. My LYS offers an amazing array of classes and the Fair Isle class is one that has beckoned me forever. I signed up and admitted my shortcomings and decided on a cute little sweater for Beaner with some minor modifications. I call changing the pullover to a cardi minor since it is being steeked. Here's the question: the original cardi (a women's sweater) has a picot bottom and then has four stitches cast on for the steeking and is joined in the round - should I do that for this one as well? I'm thinking yes, but I want someone to pat my hand and say, "Yes, Ava, that sounds like a brilliant plan. All of your gambles have paid off in the past . . . go for it!"
Thanks for all the kind words about the BAR project. It looks a lot harder than it is, which is due to the awesome pattern that La designed.