I started worrying yesterday when I was midway through the glorious border I am knitting.
I had reserved 1/3 of the yarn by weight. I thought that it should be enough, but after yesterday rows, I doubt it. The skein is getting perilously close to see through and I have 6 pattern rows and the bind off left to do.
Because I am double stranding, and because I have a stash worthy of a yarn store,
I thought a while and realized I had an out. I just needed to go stash diving. Not too deep even.
I think if I strand one strand of this warm brown Classic Elite Silky Aplaca, I will get near enough to matching to tone of what I already have. It does mean some work on the ball of course. Since I wound the original skein double stranded, I have to un-double strand it and then re-skein it with the Silky Alpaca.
I expect it too soften the colours a little, to mute them rather than turn them off. I think the sample above shows how nicely this should work. Can you tell which is the mix and which is the original?
I say should work because it still is a plan and we all know how many slips there are between a plan and a finished project.
Ooops. Now how did that get in there ;P We are just a little bit crazy in love with our young lady. I promise not to flood you with photos. It is pretty hard to resist, but I do promise. This is a 'things' blog a knitting blog, not a grannie blog. I am thinking of starting one though. ;)