I had a sneaky feeling when I started The Flower Blanket that 30 balls of yarn wasn’t going to be enough…
I was right 😥
One column of nine squares uses pretty much 3 balls, one of each colour. Just scraps left over. I want 13 columns and an edging (which I guessing would be about a ball of each colour).
Mewsley checked my calculation…
She agreed. I need 14 balls of each colour.
I already had 17 balls of the light grey colour so I was safe there.
Mewsley and I scoured the internet for more Jaeger Matchmaker DK – This yarn was discontinued a couple of years ago so I was seriously out on a limb.
Luck was with me. Mewsley found 4 balls of the lilac online at Yarnsmiths! Phew…that cat is a demon with a laptop…
Just the pink to find….
None in the internet knit- shops for sale…
None in any of the London Knit-shops I visited…
But quite a bit in people’s stashes on Ravelry! I contacted several people hopefully and cheekily because if it’s in their stash it’s probably there because they want to use it at some point. A few “it’s been used up already” and” Sorry – I’m gonna use it laters” and I was getting panicky.
Visions of “Premature Blanket Truncation” disturbed my sleep.
I saw that Yarnsnob had a single ball, marked for trade or sale. One ball is better than none! Thanks Yarnsnob!!
Then TheKnittingNurse was happy to sell me 8 balls from the USA! Thanks Knittingnurse !!
Woot!! Enough yarn has been secured 😛
I’d better get on with knitting another heap of those squares!
My needles are smokin’! 😀