This week between Christmas and New Year's Day isn't a vacation week for me. I have plenty to do, but I am working at a relaxed pace. In addition to a little dyeing and a lot of paperwork I'm concentrating on knitting the last of the holiday gifts.
The other day I spent time plotting and planning a cozy, colorwork hat. This was going to be a fun, entertaining project. Then I hit a snag. I did the numbers and realized that I didn't have enough yarn. It turns out the recipient would rather have Pop Up Paws instead, and I have the yarn ready and waiting. That was an easy fix.
And I've been knitting away on these almost mindless fingerless mitts.
I finished one in no time at all.
Without giving it a thought I cast on the second one.
This was going to be a snap. I was going to hand over these mitts and cross another gift off my list.
Then I hit another snag.
Yes, I ran out of yarn. I'm so close - all I need is enough yarn for 10 rounds on the hand and a bit of a thumb. I convinced myself that one ball was going to be enough, but I should have known better. These mitts are for my son, and he has huge hands - hands the size of my forearm.
I have another ball of this yarn. I think I have another ball of this yarn. Later today I'll be stash diving to find the other ball. Or a close substitute.