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Impending Yarn Emergency 
26th-May-2007 11:58 pm [crafts]
I am going to run out of yarn before I finish the afghan I'm making for my boyfriend. The brand is widely available, but since I bought it about 8 years and two states ago, the chance of buying more from the same dye lot is nil. Also, they seem to have discontinued one of the three colors I'm using.

What should I do?

Embrace denial for as long as possible -- keep making squares. (That's what I did the last time I noticed.)
Buy yarn from a different dyelot and hope no one notices. (Tricky for the one that's discontinued.)
Buy a coordinating yet obviously different shade of yarn and use at random, which could look really interesting when used to stitch the squares together. (Tempting.)
Same as above, but plan ahead so the differently-colored squares look like they were supposed to be there and all the squares are stitched together with the appropriate yarn color. (Probably the right answer but requires effort.)
Something that will be specified in comments.
Make snowflakes instead. (Difficult to stitch into an afghan (but that'd be pretty).)
27th-May-2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Try Ebay. I found some yarn that had been discontinued there. You might get lucky.
27th-May-2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
I was wrong - they still make it, I was just looking up the wrong name.

Ebay worries me. I've bought stuff on it with no problems, but I'd be worried about getting smoky or mildewy yarn.
27th-May-2007 10:07 am (UTC)
It it were me, I would probably try option 2. And it would not work! I would be forever aware that some of the squares were subtly different shades.

I therefore suggested option 3, though 4 would be even better if you could do it.
27th-May-2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
I may end up doing 2, after today's unsuccessful shopping trip. If they don't make any colors I want to buy, I'll have to go back to the original pattern.
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