Friday, February 5, 2010

advice needed!

knitters! i hope you are doing well and staying safe from this perilous weather of late. i HOPE to be in shape to attend knitting this tuesday, because i miss you all dreadfully. of course, i will see most of you at opening ceremonies for knitting olympics, rite? rite???

speaking of knitting olympics, i have decided on a project. i'm madly in love with the knit picks kettle dyed stroll, and have decided to turn my stash into a collection of garter-stitch shawls. this one just came out, i love it, it must be mine! this presents a few choices.

the yardage for the medium is about 400 yards. my skein of stroll is 462. no problem! except, i'd prefer to make the large. yardage needed: 500 yards? my choices are these:

a) knit the medium
b) knit the large at a smaller gauge
c) order two skeins of the same color and hope they arrive in time for opening ceremonies
d) knit the border in another color entirely ew no

my stash includes the eggplant and bordeaux; i am wondering if it would be nice in goldenrod which is why i'm considering placing another order anyway. decisions, decisions. what do you think?


jumi said...

Make the large, but drop some (a lot) of the rows of garter stitch if it looks like you'll run out?

jen said...

Ooooh, there's an idea!!

amber said...

I agree with Jumi. It's made from the center towards the edge, so you'd be able to drop some of that garter stitch on the edge if you had to. One of the projects I read about did that.

And yes, I am planning on opening ceremonies at your house!

Jane Bowman said...

So risky! I'd probably go down a needle size too, just to be safe.

I'm planning on attending the KO as well.