What happens when you run out of yarn on a project? Lately my projects have been cursed with this affliction. My Hemlock Ring blanket from a few weeks ago was the first. I ran out of yarn on the bind off. I can’t believe I did this, but I took back the cabled footies I gave my husband for his birthday in November, unraveled the toe, and used the yarn to finish the blanket. I could have bought a whole other skein and hoped for the best with dye lots. I could have scrounged around on Ravelry or elsewhere to find someone getting rid of the yarn I bought. Neither of those options fit in with my goal of actually making it work with what I had.
“Just re-finish the sock with whatever yarn you have.” My sweet husband suggested this alternative, and it was brilliant. He didn’t care if the socks matched, he’d just rather have the project done with so I can move on to other stuff. So I dug out the only other superwash worsted weight I had (besides pink) and finished it. This is what the footies look like now:
You may notice the brown yarn is the same one from the cabled baby socks from yesterday, the same from Edgar the Elephant, and the same from Oliver Owl. That one skein of Lorna’s Laces superwash really just kept on giving. I don’t have any more of it left now, not even an inch.