Agony is when you have just not enough yarn to finish a project, you keep trying to stretch it out by undoing the last few rows and trying to redo them slightly differently, but still failing.
This is the state of my Wisteria Arbor Shawl. The last part of this lace shawl was basically:
After reaching 17 horizontal pattern repeats, repeat the 12-row pattern 2 more times, then work 2 rows in garter stitch and bind off.
My problem? By the time I finished my first of the 3 vertical repeats at 17 horizontal repeats, I only had enough yarn to do about 6 more rows in pattern before I run out of yarn. When I tried it on, it was just too short–3 full repeats at 17 would have been perfect. Buying another skein of this yarn is pretty much out of question–I picked it up from an odds and ends sale bin.
As a real sock yarn with 75% superwash wool/25% nylon, the yarn was elastic enough to be stretched into a more reasonable length, but it’s still not ideal.
I’m now very close to frogging this, which is disappointing as this shawl was supposed to be my first foray into lace knitting. I’m contemplating between redoing this same shawl pattern in needles one size up, switching to a different shawl pattern, or just do do something else with this yarn entirely. I think the yarn–both the fiber content and the colour–isn’t very suitable for this pattern, but I really want my own hand-knitted shawl that adds flavours to a neutral colour outfit. Perhaps I’ll dive into my book collection again and look for another lace pattern.