Monday, August 22, 2022

In the Meantime

I did not touch the unicorn hat all week.

When my sister-in-law and I started talking about me making one for her, she had a specific yarn in mind for the unicorn's horn. This yarn came from a shop in Denmark. I figured I'd find something similar that I didn't have to order from outside the country. 

I found a yarn, but it wasn't shiny or really, the right shade of pink. But I was going to use it anyway. And that ended up being a big fail. I started the horn with that yarn last Saturday, and I stopped working on the horn last Saturday. It didn't look right.

So, there was nothing for it. I was going to order the yarn from Denmark. I ordered it last Sunday. I was given an arrival date of between August 29th and the 31st. Fair, I thought. 

What should I work on in the meantime? 

I found some yarn in my stash that needed to become a moebius infinity scarf. I looked up how to cast that on again (it's been a while). I searched out a stitch pattern to use. And I started. 

I'm on the second row.

So far, it's going well. 

And then, this just past Saturday, guess what arrived in the mail? 

Yup, that's a week earlier than they said. But cool. That means I can start right in on the unicorn horn. And now I have another begun project that can sit until I need something else to work on. 

Hopefully this yarn will work for the unicorn's horn. 

22 comments:

  1. Sometimes, substitutions work. Sometimes, you just have to have the right yarn. I looked this yarn up online and it has a beautiful sheen, like your picture shows. And the price isn't unreasonable, either, if you don't need mass quantities. It's going to look good.

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    1. It's not the yarn the pattern called for, but if SIL wants shiny, what I had before wasn't going to work.

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  2. That yarn is gorgeous. I’m imagining the hat and it will look amazing

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  3. Yes, getting it early doesn't suck ;)

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  4. Early is always surprising. Was the shipping stupid high?

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  5. Excellent service. It's always good to have a few projects on the go I suppose.

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  6. That's a lovely color. I can't wait to see the finished hat.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  7. Hi, Liz. I love that color of pink from Denmark. There’s something magical about it.

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  8. Love the yarn color. I hope it works better than the one you used first.

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  9. I love both of those yarns! The pinks are so pretty! That's impressive that the yarn arrived a week early.

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    1. It was. I'm amazed that once it got into the country, it got to me really fast.

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  10. I never order Legos from overseas. You never know what you will get. Strangely I will order shoes from China sight unseen.

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    1. I actually ordered an iPad cover from Hong Kong. But I ordered it via Etsy, so it was from an individual seller. It arrived in good time, too.

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  11. I can see the shine and the consistency is different. It will look so cool. I'd love to see glitter in it too:)

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    1. Oh yes, it would make a shimmery unicorn horn. If I could get it to work up. (I tried last night. Disaster. I'll write all about it next week.)

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  12. Hi Liz - love the colour ... good luck with making it up ... have fun - cheers Hilary

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  13. Wow, that is going to be one pink unicorn horn! I prefer the yarn you're making your scarf from - the softer pink with the blue flecks is lovely.

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  14. Love the scarf! I haven't been knitting as much, not even with cotton yarn, since we've been having a heat wave. I've got so many plans for when the weather breaks!

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    1. Yeah, that's one reason I haven't been making much progress on anything. It's hard to do yarn-y stuff when it's hot out.

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