Aug 17, 2006

Seraphim in Distress

I have actual knitting content today but it’s not entirely positive. This is a picture of my Seraphim Shawl taken this morning. In person the color is a bit darker than this. It’s a dark blue with bright blue, purple and green sparks. I love the way the color plays out across the surface.

Seraphim in distress

Right now I’m in the middle of the second chart and I have a little more than one and a half balls of yarn left. I’m guessing that some of you may already have figured out where this is going. Yes, I’m freaking out again about whether I’ll have enough yarn to complete the project.

I saw a link the other day on the Harlot’s blog to a calculator that you can use to figure out the percentage of a triangular shawl that you’ve finished. Admittedly, my first attempt to use the calculator was screwed up because I can’t do math but I think I did it right the second time and, if it’s right, I have finished a little more than half of the shawl. Unfortunately I’m quite certain that I have significantly less than half the yarn left.

I’m hoping against hope that the calculator is wrong because the yarn I’m using was dyed specifically for this project and I’m not sure that it can be replicated. There is no natural place to change colors either. I’m doomed!

On the positive side, I’m so intent on finding out if I have enough yarn or not that I’m really focused on this project and working on it a lot. If anyone has suggestions for what to do if I run out of yarn on this one – I’m open to them. I really love the shawl and I want it to turn out right.


Melissa said...

Hopefully you'll have enough!

margene said...

All I can think to do is pray.

Knitting Granny said...

I'll pray for you too. (Dear Lord, please increase the length of Knitting4Shirley's yarn so that she can finish her shawl. And, Lord, if that doesn't work out, please bless her with extra originality so she can figure out how to make it OK. And, if she does run out of yarn, please comfort her.)