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« on: March 05, 2007 05:19:40 PM »

All day yesterday I worked on some arm warmers, right? I did the first one, then started in on the second one. Well, I couldn't remember exactly how many stitches I started with, so I just kind of eye-balled it since I wasn't working off a pattern...

And must've eyeballed it horrendously wrong, becaus eonce I got the second one all done, I realized it was a good INCH shorter than the other one. I was so upset and it was so late by that time that I decided to add two more rows onto the cuff just to even them out. I was devastated-- I worked so hard on those!

So now I have no idea what I'm going to do with them. I hope I can find a good home for my slightly imperfect arm warmers.. Especially since I purposely made them too small for me so I wouldn't be tempted to keep them.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007 08:27:38 AM »

Give them to a very understanding friend? Smiley

Your story reminds me of my grandmother.  She loved to knit sweaters, but she would never buy quite enough yarn.  So she'd finish the back, front, and one sleeve, start the second sleeve... and run out of yarn.  She couldn't just go buy more yarn because she'd never be able to match the dyelot, and buying a different color yarn and making striped sleeves never occurred to her.

After that happened one too many times, she took to knitting both sleeves simultaneously on the same needles using two balls of yarn.  When she was about to run out of yarn, she'd bind off, however long the sleeves were -- usually 3/4 length.  To this day, my mother (her daughter) hates 3/4 length sleeves...
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2007 05:00:46 PM »

If you can, make each one a matching one, so that you've got two matching pairs!
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2007 11:19:32 PM »

I actually decided to make an "asymmetrical" scarf to go with them and play it off like I meant for them to be that way. They actually don't look wrong unless you look closely-- kind of cute, really. I rather like them now. XD

CraftyCat: Your grandmother sounds hysterical. I'm pretty paranoid when I buy yarn for a new project so I usually end up with two or three skeins too many. Right now I can't afford to go buy new yarn, so I'm trying to use up yarn I have lying around. And I love 3/4 length sleeves, but I guess I wouldn't in those circumstances. LOL
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