No, I'm not talking about my height....although this is a topic Ian LOVES to talk about daily (or sometimes, to my utter frustration, hourly!)...my short-ness, I mean...(yes, I'm only 5'1...maybe 5'2" after yoga), but...no...it's about my SWEATER...or, in fact, Ian's SWEATER.
Today, I found myself faced with this:
Yes....it's looks nice...the sweater LOOKS done, doesn't it? Nice & thick, lanolin-y, 100% wool, great pattern, quick knit and very handsome color...cornflower, I think.
But, look CLOSER....
Yes, you ARE seeing correctly. The last arm is not QUITE done....I am less than 5 rounds (with very few stitches per round) away from completion. This is most certainly NOT "ribbed for her pleasure"...that's for sure! (5 ribbed rounds, my ass!)
Wanna see something else? (god, it's horrifying)...
THIS is the amount of yarn I have left over. About 6 inches. W....T....F?????!!!!!
Now, if you know me, you know that this is not very surprising....I am CONSTANTLY running out of yarn for projects. Constantly. (we will not rehash the "Booga Bag" incident, will we? Need I mention this....Donna, Laurin, or Ericka? Ugh.
Sooooo....my question to myself was...what are my options?
A. Rip out 1/2 the stitches from the other sleeve...thereby making both ribbed edges the same length, but also giving me extra yarn to do both.
B. Rip out some of the bottom of the sweater ribbing to add to the ribbed sleeve edge.
C. Rip out the WHOLE DAMN sweater and chaulk it up as a learning experience (kinda drastic)
D. Leave it shorter than the other...it's only 1 inch, right?
E. Go buy another skein of yarn from Joanne's "A Knitter's Garden" shop tomorrow.
NOW...my question to all of you wonderful, sweet knitters is....
WHAT DID I DO???????
P.S. (winner announced on this week's podcast)