That place where I worry I will run out of yarn and be short a leg on my wee pants.
I am pretty sure that I am going to have to add in my extra yarn, but I am also pretty sure that I will have enough yet I know I will run out. It is the constant play like that, back and forth, that runs through my mind and it makes me nuts.
The last pair I knit, was with a skein of Dream in Colour Smooshy. I ran out just at the feet so I knit little white socks on to it for feet. I knit the 'sock' at the base of the foot and made it look like a wee cuff overtop. Alas, I have no really completed picture but it was very cute.
The first pair I knit, was Smooshy with Cashmere. I had two skeins of that and I think I barely broke into the second ball. It is hard to tell by eye, because I worked with two balls all the way through to avoid any colour pooling. I should weigh what is left, I suppose but it looks like most of a skein.
My best guess is that I will run out near the feet again. I have the option to do the different colour sock thing again, but I have also been looking at some of the other choices out there. I could snip it just below the ribbing and add a sold blue stripe and graft the body back together. It sounds worse than it would be to do it. I could also just add the extra skein of blue Gems fingering weight as stripes throughout the legs. I could search out another ball of yarn.
It is a really cute pattern and I do love the way it looks with a big solid stripe at the chest but my lazy bit says, oh go on. Do the sock feet. Still we shall see where we get and then make a decision.
Or have it made for me by lack of yarn.