I think we would all agree that knitters, on the whole, are totally awesome peeps - no arguement there, Right?
Right! Well I'd like to confirm just how super dooper cool the knitting community is.
In my current endevor to reduce my stash I cast on for Ulmus
. Wonderful pattern, well written, gorgeous design AND used 2 skeins of sock yarn! After digging through my stash I finally decided on pairing Icicle & Butternut from the Yarn Pirate Booty Club.
C/O and began happily knitting away, feeling extremely proud of my continued efforts to bust ze'stash.
ummm... Uh oh.....Serenity now - Serenity NOW!
ain't gonna make it...not even close
. Not even enough of the Butternut to finish the point on the leaf to then switch to Icicle to finish the border.
Gone was the warm glow of self satisfaction. I blew it. Not Enough Yarn.
Off to Ravely to beg, borrow or steal. I knew I could probably purchase another skein, but that kinda defeats the purpose of stash reduction....so I sent out a desperate plea.
A whiney, why me?, please help, really pitiful kinda plea.
(and I just bet you can guess what happened next)
They came, they sympathized, they sent me their scraps!!!!!
And you know what else? As incredibly grateful as I am....not surprised one bit
. Because we all know the moral of this story.
Knitters are givers. (and totally awesome peeps - agreed? Agreed!)
Special Thank You to Susan (Infinitespirals
) Katie (KatieMcG
) and Georgia (Yarnpirate
And I completed the shawl....with a little help from my friends!
(eta - shawl is unblocked - straight off the needles)