Latest Trip the the Yarn Store
I am using the Pursenalities pattern for a large travel bag, which calls for 7-8 skeins of Cascade 220; this would total 1760 yards at 220 yards per skein (I even double-checked with the calculator). So far, I have gone through 440 yards of Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Maple Syrup, plus approx. 100 yards of the same yarn in Tomato Red, left over from a felted purse. I also ran through 200-250 yards of Brown Sheep Nature Spun in Cappucino (a light beige), probably 100 yards of a gold knitting worsted and a similar amount of dark burgundy, and 380 yards of Brown Sheep Worsted in dark brown and miscellaneous other coordinating yarns for striping. I even threw in some Fun Fur and some variegated gold/pink mohair as carry-alongs! I must be getting close to the total called for, especially once I knit in these next two skeins of Lambs Pride Worsted, yet another 380 yards. How much yarn do you want, greedy old bag? (and no, I am not insulting an elderly knitter, don't even go there!)
I feel like I am making sacrifices to some deity who just won't be satisfied, but keeps demanding more, more, more yarn! I also placed an order with Knitpicks for additional Maple Syrup, so that I can finish the top flaps. I think I might be finally closing in on the amount of yarn I need to get this project done! If I were to make something similar again ..... I would probably have to pick a solid color so that I wouldn't be agonizing about running out as I develop my striping ideas... this will certainly meet the definition of random striping when I am done!