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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 04/07/2011 :  5:38:39 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is it that when you are running out of yarn you think if
I knit faster I can finish before the yarn runs out? Or
is it just me?

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

LJ
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Posted - 04/07/2011 :  7:37:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit LJ's Homepage Send LJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do the same thing...sometimes it even works!

Linda in Va

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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 04/07/2011 :  9:29:29 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yah, it worked for me today, about 10" left at bind off.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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Milinda
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Posted - 04/07/2011 :  11:45:51 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And I squeeze the remaining ball of yarn for some odd reason. Maybe to encourage it to make more of itself. Who knows. But I knit faster and I keep squeezing the ball to make it have more. We knitters are funny creatures. LOL

M L
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kkknitter
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Posted - 04/08/2011 :  03:49:17 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Zola, same here. I just finished a pair of beaded socks with only a few inches of yarn left for grafting. Since the yarn, Opal Uni, already had a knot half way down the leg, and I had to cut, re- bead and make a new knot, I'm glad I did not have to add another skein.
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 04/08/2011 :  07:32:14 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Milinda, I did the squeeze thing to. After ea couple of rows squeeze,
squeeze and knit a couple more, but it worked as I finished.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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daiseyduked
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Posted - 04/08/2011 :  09:14:10 AM  Show Profile Send daiseyduked a Private Message  Reply with Quote
lol! i've read that if you think you might run out, take your yarn and if it can go across your pattern (on needles) back and forth 4 times you should have enough to finish. but i'm a newbie to knitting......i don't know how true that is.....
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marjotse
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Posted - 04/08/2011 :  10:53:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No it isn't just you. Whenever i think I will run out of yarn I knit faster than ever to just to see it happen (or not). very strange that is indeed....

Marjolein

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anderknit
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Posted - 04/08/2011 :  6:57:13 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"Is it that when you are running out of yarn you think if
I knit faster I can finish before the yarn runs out? Or
is it just me?"

That reminds me of how my father used to say he would drive faster if he thought he was in danger of running out of gas.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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minh
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Posted - 04/10/2011 :  4:01:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Same thing for me... the suspense kills me so I knit faster!
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liseknits
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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  04:22:46 AM  Show Profile Send liseknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I ABSOLUTELY do this!! If I knit faster, I can beat the ball disappearing!
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sockjoan
Warming Up

Australia
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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  04:36:56 AM  Show Profile Send sockjoan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I know there are people who knit more slowly in the hope that the wool will last longer...
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ruthmel1
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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  04:48:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit ruthmel1's Homepage Send ruthmel1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do exactly the same ! its usually when I havnt enough yarn to finish a row. I knit faster hoping the yarn will last the lenght of the row!!

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Gwen in Bowmanville
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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  05:22:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Gwen in Bowmanville's Homepage Send Gwen in Bowmanville a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Me, too. But I think that I knit quicker in a vain hope that I'll get to the end before the yarn shop closes. Even when the ball in question has been marinating in my stash for a couple of years...
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dschmidt
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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  06:00:05 AM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So glad to read that others do this too.

Donna in VA

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stitchellen
Warming Up

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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  07:52:25 AM  Show Profile Send stitchellen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So nice to know I'm not the only one!
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churchlady
Warming Up

Canada
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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  08:56:12 AM  Show Profile Send churchlady a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great! I will try those next time!
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SallySue
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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  3:03:44 PM  Show Profile Send SallySue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
When my yarn is running low, I not only knit faster to complete the project before the yarn runs out, I have found it helps to stick my tongue out on the right side of my mouth between my lips. I have tried crossing my fingers but that interferes with my knitting!
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robinstephanie
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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  4:01:16 PM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Last weekend I read Milinda and Zola's comments about squeezing their yarn when it seems like it might run out before the end of the project. Then, when i was working on my poncho and thought I wouldn't have enough yarn, I found myself doing the same thing! Knit knit knit. Squeeze. Knit knit knit. I laughed and laughed.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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donnawatk
Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 04/15/2011 :  04:17:25 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I knit faster too. I glad I'm not alone. Donna
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One Stitch at a Time
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Posted - 04/15/2011 :  09:02:42 AM  Show Profile Send One Stitch at a Time a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do all that too! This is too funny!
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