Friday, March 19, 2010

why I love my scale.

...about halfway into the last repeat of the "body" lace section, I noticed that the ball of yarn was really starting to shrink. and by the time I started the border lace section I was officially worried about running out of yarn. (I even spent a few minutes on ravelry yesterday morning looking for patterns I could knit with nearly a full ball of the ruca, if I did indeed have to bite the bullet and buy a 3rd skein...and I did find a great pattern!) so out came the scale. and I weighed the remaining yarn at the end of every row. the border lace is 19 rows plus the bind-off. after row 1, I had 61 grams left and row 2 used another 3 - I figured at that rate, I'd probably need another skein by row 14 or so. but somehow, a miracle occurred. and I had a very small ball (which sara said was actually pretty big and why was I so worried?) - 13 grams - left over.
so now it's blocking.
and I used this morning's breakfast knitting time to start saroyan.


  1. gorgous FO and UFO-my itty bitty ball of leftover RFT weighed in at 39 grams, and the whole sweater weighed in at 194g. happy gorgeous gorgeous friday (only bummer is my coffee pot had a coronary, so am JUST NOW getting my 3rd cup, but I'm leaving at noon, so all's good).

  2. the piece you just finished is great. looking fwd to seeing it on you.
    Saroyan looks like a fun project, too.
    looks like breakfast morning knitting is a wonderful new routine. Carry on!


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