1. Select appropriate yarn for project, being sure to check gauge AND quantity needed. It is not advised that one select a sock yarn that is only 390 yards for a project that calls for a 450 yard quantity of sock yarn. This may, in fact, result in one being a mere five rows from completion when one realizes that there is not enough yarn.
So to everyone who was in the store when I was deciding between one hank of malabrigo sock and one hank of Sanguine Gryphon for the new Damson pattern by Ysolda Teague (ahem BETH), you are on my list. By now you should know that I am incapable of making project decisions alone, as I do things like select yarn that isn’t long enough for the project. This is why I have customers and employees around to prevent me from doing things like this. (And also stopping me from starting sweaters that I will never finish).
So, folks, what shall I do now? Shall I use a different yarn to complete the project? Frog the entire project, which I started at the Steeler game on Sunday? (Redskins fans, its only PRESEASON. chill out. congrats. You won a preseason game with second string players. yippee) I digress. Or shall I try to find someone else who bought this yarn at Stitches East last year so that I can match the dye lot? hmmmm