I figured out the secret to getting that sense of accomplishment when you’re overwhelmed by your WIPs: start new, smaller projects that you can finish within a day! No, it doesn’t do any good for your WIPs, but at least you have FOs to show for your time. I made two of those over the long weekend. One was the set of mitts I shared in my last post. Then Sunday I went up to my stash to find some yarn to make a knitted mouse, and somehow came downstairs with some pretty pale purple silk instead.
The tag said it was 100g of worsted weight, so of course I cast on a project intended for DK. I don’t even know how. Whatever. It came out fine, except I ran out of yarn sooner than the pattern said I should.
I assumed it was my fault for choosing the wrong yarn, but when it was done, I weighed it, and it was NOT 100 grams. It was 54 grams, with only about 5 grams leftover. Well! That’s not cool. But it’s fine; it’s perfectly cozy and wearable and soft. The yarn was a present from when the husband when to India a few years ago, so I’m glad I can wear it and be thankful that he’s supportive of my yarn obsession!
The pattern is Side-Stepping Cowl and the yarn is SilkIndian Duke Silk.
Gorgeous. Shame about the misguiding info but at least you still got a finished object from it. It’s gorgeous!
Wow, that is a lovely cowl! Agreed, too bad the ball band was misleading, but it turned out okay in the end! I don’t think I personally would have wanted that particular cowl to be much longer. It looks perfect as-is.
I agree–it is perfect!! I’m just glad I didn’t choose a project that did need more yarn. And now I know to weigh my other SilkIndian yarns. 😉
I’m very impressed with a husband who brings yarn!
Gorgeous colour and gorgeous scarf 😍
Thank you. 🙂
How rude, that’s almost half the weight missing!! But at least it turned out beautiful
Thank you! I do have to wonder how you can miss that much weight…but oh well!