Leftovers

leftovers

Gosh, I sure do have lots of yarn left over.

I ordered enough yarn for the extra large sweater thinking I would make a large. I wanted to make sure I didn’t run out of yarn so I thought ordering enough for one size larger would be a prudent idea. Turns out that I had  second thoughts about how wide the large is and  I ended up making a medium sized one instead.

OK, now for the truth. I’m showing this pile of yarn because I don’t have much progress to show. I got stuck on in the middle of the last band while making button holes. I made one and didn’t like how it looked. Now I’m not sure whether I want buttons or clasps. It’s a tough decision.

9 thoughts on “Leftovers

  1. It looks amazing so far! I’d really love a class on how to do knitted buttonholes. I have yet to make a single one that I’m happy with. I’m all for snaps, frogs or clasps at the moment.

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  2. I had the same problem with the Fair Isle I made, lots of leftover yarn. I made a very nice hap shawl from those leftovers. Shetland knitting is wonderful!

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  3. Wow, what are you going to so with the leftovers? (Donate to Charity? Hee hee!)
    That is a tough decision. Do you have each kind of sweater already? Which do you prefer to wear?

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  4. There is a lovely Fair Isle purse in the Summer 2004 (I think) issue of Interweave Knits that would look lovely in these colors. Or, you could just use the Firebird pattern. Check it out on the Nordic Fibers site. They sell the kit and the magazine separately. Love those colors!

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