There I was. Happily working on the current Fair Isle sweater and listening to a book. Minding my own business. I came to the end of one of the colours, put my hand in the bag to get the next ball – only to find there was NO next ball…
It was only then that I remembered I had started this using some of my own wool and some left over from another J&S project – it is, of course, J&S 2 ply jumper weight. The Colour In Question was from J&S and, although I searched the boxes upstairs, I haven’t used that colour before so do not have any left overs. I have 19 sts left on the row, then 14 rows before I need the colour again.
SO it was on the phone to Lerwick. They are putting the ball in the post, but it will take a bit to come.
A bit about the sweater. This is for a book by Carla Breeze about European knitting. That was the excuse to do something I had had in mind for a while. It is a fitted sweater, with a deep V and raglan sleeves. I am now on the sleeves.
The colours are based on greys with a white background. But one of the colours is a pink/grey marl and another (the one that ran out) is a blue/grey marl. This means that if you put it with black or grey, you see the grey, but put it with denim and the blue comes out.
In the meantime, I am sitting here with nothing else on the needles… Typical. I have several other things in the planning etc etc, but not on the needles.
The next problem came soon after. I had decided to start a pale shawl, but before sitting down again I was going through another box-from-the-garage. There were all sorts in this one – bits I recognised from my room when the flood came. I was delighted to find the Laura Ashley roll up sun hat that I was thinking had gone for good. I put my hand in again – and it came up covered in black ink. There was a stamping pad in the box which had leaked. Of course it is permanent…. I have washed and scrubbed my fingers to no avail. If I do try knitting pale cobweb I just KNOW it will come off on it. So no pale shawl….!!
Still, I have plenty of work on the computer to keep me occupied.