Inspired by church windows

I have finished a piece of knitting which was completed from a free pattern from the internet.

The pattern is from Knitty.com

The only downside was that I made the large version where I should have made the smaller version.  The upside is that I have enough wool left over to make the smaller version now.  A win/win situation.

Oh dear, insufficient wool.

I posted previously about how I bought wool in Yarragon on my return home from Melbourne.  I have been slowly knitting the project mentioned, I am not enjoying the chunky wool, but last night I discovered that I have insufficient wool.

You can see that I am on the collar and there is not much further to go.  I checked on the internet to see if the woolshop had a website but unfortunately no.  I had no phone number either and all I could find was a Gumtree listing for the sale of the shop due to family issues.

I tried Ravelry to see if someone had a ball of this particular wool in their stash, for sale,  but again I was out of luck.  My last resort was to visit the wonderful little shop in Lakes Entrance, Stitches ‘n’ Things.  Karen was able to help me out by giving me the phone number of the Stockist for Katia yarns, Texyarns.

I rang them and was able to procure a ball of the said wool.  How lucky is that?  It won’t be the same dyelot but at least the vest will get finished.  Thank you Karen.

PDF Patterns and my silly mistake

I have only recently discovered the joys of online downloadable patterns.  The first downloadable pattern I bought from Blueprints for Sewing was the Geodesic sweatshirt.  It was so easy to make up the pattern pieces once the pattern was downloaded.

My second attempt, from a different website, didn’t work out quite so smoothly thanks to my silly mistake. If I hadn’t made the mistake all would have gone smoothly like my previous experience.

I had down loaded the pattern from Hot Patterns for their Fast and Fabulous shirt tail Ts. and the first print I had neglected to check the size square for printing and so the print was incorrect.  The second print was fine until I went to put it together and there was no way the pattern pieces were going to join up correctly.  I tried cutting bits off and realised that wouldn’t work so after much deliberation I discovered that I had ordered the US Letter size pattern and I should have ordered A4.  You can’t adjust the page size on the printer when using a set PDF document.

I contacted the website and they kindly said they would refund the money for the pattern so I could order the correct sized pattern.  Thank you so much.  I was relieved.

I ordered and downloaded the new A4 pattern and was able to print and put it together no trouble at all.  Thank you Hot Patterns for fixing my silly mistake.