July was insanely hot this year and knitting was almost crazy but August has started out with perfect knitting weather which seems like a good omen. I am almost done with the first skein of my 52 skein project, yay! The problem is that I don’t feel like it is quite long enough. Above you can see the current state of affairs. On top is my Hedgehog Fibres scarf and below is the Hitchhiker scarf I made in April. The good news is that I do have another skein, but I know it won’t take the whole second skein of yarn. Right now it looks like I have three options.
OPTION 1: A Short Scarf
The simplest solution would be to simply bind off at the end of the first skein of yarn. This leaves me the option to find a one-skein project to use the second skein. The problem is that part of the Capsule Wardrobe project is to not compromise your wardrobe and will I wear a scarf that I instinctively feel is just a wee bit to small to start with….
OPTION 2: Knit More
I can just use the second skein and knit until I LOVE the length. The problem is that I am not looking to create a stash off yarn balls. This yarn was expensive for me to purchase, so I don’t want to just be left with a weird amount of yarn that sits in a ball in a basket. To get to the length that the scarf will feel right at, isn’t going to take a ton of the second skein, so that will be money just rolled into a ball…
OPTION 3: One Skein Pattern
Right now I am leaning towards putting the Hitchhiker scarf on hold and finding a one skein pattern that I make and hope there is enough yarn left after that project to make the scarf the right size. The reason I think I will start the second project before finishing the first project is so I get two complete projects, and once I know how much yarn the second project uses, means I can then use all of the remaining yarn to fill out the scarf. I am thinking about some fingerless gloves. I thought about some quick boot cuffs but I am not sure if they fit with my current Wardrobe goals. Standard boots use to be my wardrobe staple but last Fall/Winter I found myself not reaching for them as much.
I am off to browse the web and Ravelry for some awesome one skein projects. If you have a favorite one skein pattern, please share it below and subscribe so you can find out what I decide to do.