- Scream!!!! - felt like doing that last night but didn't want to wake up the girls or our neighbours.
- Chuck the whole shawl in the bin.
- Frog the whole border and scream.
- Carry on down the 2nd long side and then somehow frog from the cast on edge (lace cast on) until I free up enough yarn to finihs the border.
I'm going for the last option. I'm worried I may screw up the whole shawl doing it but it's better than frogging the whole border whihc has taken me so long and hopefully I can make it work.
Another option would be to beg Dee to try to dye another skein in an identical colour which I would have thought would be almost impossible with hand dyed yarn.
Anyway, the shawl is now officially in my bad books. I had allowed 50 yards extra for it but obviously the specifications in the book are wrong or did I make a mistake. I have used a different yarn from the book but surely yardage required should still be the same as I've followed the instructions and worked correct number of repeats etc and not followed the actual meaurements.
On a brighter note. Here's some pics to cheer me up. I need that. First some Blackcurrant Swoop and Aubergine. I love the Swoop yarn and have already done 2 pairs of socks in that colour combo. This si the first time I've seen the Swoop yarn in it's natural state. The other skein I had was reskeined.And this is how it knits up:
Also got some Cherry Pie which looks good enough to eat. All from The Yarn Yard.