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Day 125/365: The Afghan That’s Making Me Buy More Yarn

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I know I said that I was only going to knit and crochet using yarn from the stash.  I even took photos of said stash to remind myself of just how much yarn I own.

As you know, I started my latest afghan project with yarn that I picked out of the stash.  Now I’m three skeins into it with three skeins left, and I realized that I have A Predicament.

5.5.2015

This is what three skeins of crocheted Red Heart Soft Baby Steps yarn look like.

The length is perfectly appropriate for an adult-sized afghan, but as you can see from the photo, three skeins of yarn do not produce enough width to cover a lap.  Three more skeins would add roughly double the width, but it still wouldn’t be wide enough to suit my taste.  So I had two choices:  Unravel the thing and start over with different dimensions, or buy more yarn.

I think you already know that I went with the second option.

Luckily, I was able to find more skeins of this particular colorway on eBay.  Now I can only hope that the dye lots will match, or at least come close.

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Author: FC5

Happily married and childfree by choice. Licensed clinical psychologist at a state prison for men. I work four 10-hour days in exchange for a 3-day weekend, every weekend. Outside of that, I appreciate my freedom and enjoy a life of various creative pursuits.

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