In a fit of Knit From Stash pique, I giddily cast on for a design by the lovely and talented Glenna. I have a deep and abiding affection for Glenna, and not just because I spent a week gadding about Canada with her. Her design sense is truly beautiful: she has an eye for the architecture of traditional knitting patterns and applies that kind of impecable sensibility to pieces that are as modern as they are timeless.
All that to say, when I saw her Locke St. Cardigan design, I knew it was going to be a Rhinebeck sweater (planning girl likes to plan!). Musing over this one morning in the shower- always the best place for a good think- I realized I even had essentially the same color yarn as Glenna used in her sample: a richly fuschia Miss Babs from last year's Rhinebeck. KISMET!
Off I went, merrily knitting the sleeves and most of the back. Then I had a moment of panic. Somehow, in my MUST HAVE THIS fugue state, I forgot to check the yardage requirements for the pattern. Turns out, I have about 300 yards less than the pattern calls for. Cue the language inappropriate for wee things.
This morning, fueled by the apple on the left, a strong cuppa and my Freshman calculus textbook, I figured out the yarn usage for my special snowflake size and gauge. Don't quote me on this, but I think I should be okay! If not, well: there's always booze.