Monday, January 23, 2012
I'm making decent progress on the kicking bag, especially considering it's on 2.75mm needles and heavy fingering/sport weight yarn. I've reached a point, though, that's kinda scary... see how much yarn I have left? I know it's still a good bit, but I'm worried it won't be enough to make this bag long enough. I've already decided that I won't be closing the bottom; leaving it open allows more wiggle room for sizing and it allows easier diaper changes. Still, I'm thinking it'll end up being too short to use at all. What to do? Do I frog it now before I've put even more work into it? Or do I just keep knitting and hope the whole time I have enough yarn, potentially ending up with an unusable item and wasted knitting time (so many other projects are calling my name, too)? I'm kinda thinking I'll just keep going and deal with the result... maybe I can find some other yarn to finish it with. But then it won't look nice and I really like how it looks with this yarn.
The worst part is that it's impossible to get more of this yarn. I got it by chance at a booth at Stitches South in 2009... the vendor wasn't anyone I'd ever heard of (didn't even have a real name, just a BUNCH of random yarn on a bunch of tables, piled high for us to dig through).