Double entendre intended. Last week, I had a large gap of time between 2 guitar students, but not close enough to home to warrant wasting the gas and time to go home, only to return to the general area again an hour later. So, I went to my favorite LYS, Creative Knitworks. I have 2 queued projects that required another skein of yarn before I can comfortably begin them and I took a shot that I could find them there.
One project is the CubixX2 top by Helene Rush.
When I pulled the yarns from my stash (which I'm making a concerted effort to bust in 2011) I determined that my estimate of a substitute yarn I planned to use, might be a little shy. I might be able to make the top if I ripped out my swatch and used that yarn and didn't make any alterations. So, my idea was to see if I could get at least 1 more skein. But, the original purchase of yarn was during a July 4th sale and it was clearance yarn at that time. I was ecstatic to find just one skein of it in the ultra clearance rack - the last one in the store. Yay!
|This is the yarn, but I am using black. It's Aslan Trends Glacier Del Cielo cotton. The multi shown in the top in the photo is Ty Dye, which is the yarn I'm planning to use.|
The other is the Spanish Dancer Shawl by Sandi Luck.
Originally I planned to use skeins of different Claudia Hand Paint fingering merino but on this one, I was also short by a skein. Something was definitely up with my in July. The colorway I wanted another skein of was Mountain Sky. When I found enough of that gorgeous color to make the whole shawl, I opted for purchasing all of it. So much for stash busting. I just love the colors and will surely use the orphan skeins originally slated for this shawl, in other projects.
|The colors are actually more dusty than this, with the main color being a very pale sky blue.|