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.

A quick little knit

You can see from this ball of wool that it would knit up into a particular pattern.  I saw it displayed in Stitches’n’Things and thought it would be great for an in-between knit.  I have no big project planned yet and need to get something organised before Le Tour starts on 1st July.

It took just one evening session and of course I had no red buttons to match so had to wait to get red buttons to finish it.

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.