So here I am trying hard to finish up my sock projects, so I can get on to some other things I want to do ...
And I am gradually realizing as I get close to finishing the first Hydrangea sock that I will probably not have enough yarn! (I alotted 1 skein per sock). I also know that KnitPicks is discontinuing this line of yarn (Sock Garden), and it's pretty much sold out! I am trying to think of what I'll do, and the thought that comes to me is to rip back to the heel, and do the heel and toe in a coordinating solid color (perhaps their Essential sock yarn). The thought of ripping this work out is not pleasant, and I am wondering if I should just try to finish the sock and see how far I get (it's less yarn than it looks in the photo).
Then this morning I am browsing my email, and there is a newsletter from KnitPicks. I go to their site to check it out (I love their site & yarns), and decide to just see if any Sock Garden is still there. It is, but there are only 2 colors left...Daffodil... and....HYDRANGEA!! Yippee! I quickly order 2 extra skeins (and some other things that catch my eye... just to get the free shipping on orders $40 and over, of course!! Wink wink!) Just like that, my dilemma is solved! :) :) :)
Fortunately for my other sock project (modified Jaywalker) I was careful to buy three skeins of Opal Gems - Terra Cotta (by Louet Sales), so I shouldn't run into this problem again!
Now I can happily finish my projects (I am not worried about color variations at this point!), and move on to the next ones!
By the way, one of the things that has slowed me down so much is pain in my left arm when knitting. I get pain from my elbow (outer side of the joint, the part that feels like a small ball), extending down to the hand. It has also been bad enough that I can't lift things without it hurting. I have been giving it a rest for a while, but was wondering what it is and it anyone else has had this problem when knitting. (Knitter's elbow????)