Recently I was loading up on GOBS of 100% cotton yarn in blues and greens for a very special project. There was a great sale online that I took advantage of and a recent trip to Wenatchee (where they have Craft Warehouse) on the 3-day weekend has the cupboard bustin'. I picked up some pretty teal yarn that was on clearance for $2.99, not thinking it was right for the project but because it was so shiny and cheap! Once I was home I came across this pattern (sorry, you'll need to log in to ravelry.com) and knew just what yarn I would be using. It was going super-quick...and then the yarn ran out.
I knew it would...just not so soon. Luckily, my dad saved the day and picked up more yarn! (Sadly, it wasn't until I was double what you see here that I realized I picked it up and started going the wrong direction. So it is on the back burner while it thinks about what it has done).
It is completely ridiculous that I allowed this to happen. You would think after my stocking drama a few months back I would have learned my lesson.
Back when I was a knitter (4-5 years ago?) I bought a bunch of chunky, wool yarn to knit and felt stockings for the (then) three of us. I never got around to it and this fall I thought it would be the perfect project for crochet. I found this pattern and got to work! And promptly ran out of green. I had 1/2 of what I needed. The shop I bought it from was closed, but it is a pretty common yarn so I ordered some from Paradise Fibers. I had it in my head that it was "Christmas Green" so that is what I ordered. Either I was wrong of this is the most inconsistent dye ever. I had no other option but to way over-think it and make 4 different hexagons.
BUT I got it done and sometimes that is what counts. It is HUGE so I think I may felt it still. I am waiting to finish Owen's (that is a post in itself...I wanted to do a snowflake in his hexagons and ended up hunting down a Vanna White afghan book for a pattern) before I decide for sure.