I got a Knitting 911 call yesterday from Rebbecca. We often call one another with emergencies while in the middle of a project. A while back Rebbecca was cleaning out her stash and sold me some Rowan tweed. Later she wanted to make this cool vest type thing (out of one of the Rowan magazines) and wanted the yarn back. I of course had nothing planned for the yarn and returned it. She has been knitting up a storm on this cabled vest ... only to find that she is something like 2.5 skeins short. This is a discontinued yarn that isn't even on Ebay these days. Both of us have been having a hard time with patterns that aren't correct. Wrong yardage. Wrong gauge. Something that is just off enough that the end project doesn't come out the way you want it to. There has to be a better way. This is so frustrating and makes hand knitting seem like a waste of time.
If I sing - "I've got the knitting blues." will all my sorrow go away?
1 week ago