June 09, 2009

438 Yards

That's what I needed to be able to use this yarn for my Dianna Shawl. Maybe I don't know math, but I went online and used a conversion chart that said 400m = 437 yards.

Here are the stats for Dried Flowers:

Material: 100% superfine merino
WPI: 16 stitches (fingering weight)
Yards: 300

I was so close! All that work and it's not lace weight. If it had been, I'd have more than enough yarn. But it's not. Still, I've never gotten 300 yards of yarn out of any fiber I've ever spun, and fingering weight is closer to lace than DK weight, so I'm pretty proud of myself.

Still, it's prettier now that it's dry. Looks a lot less like liver color than I originally thought. But it is fingering weight. And the yardage is enough to make a pair of socks - almost. Maybe really short socks.

My choices boil down to: a short shawl, a short pair of socks, or I can use this:

It just so happens to be the only other lace weight yarn I have in my stash. Knit Picks merino wool, 440 yards and I have two skeins (in case I make a mistake) more than enough to make the shawl - even if it is darker than I planned (like night and day).

Still, it is pretty. And already spun.

Can you feel my pain?


  1. That's fantastic! You really worked it out. I'm proud of you too.

  2. Focus on the yarn you spun first. It's beautiful and you should be proud of yourself. You're adventurous! You're brave! you're a mom (oh wait, that has nothing to do with knitting, but a fact anyway!) The other yarn is yummy too, and I'm sure it's going to come out really, really nice. I can't wait to see the socks you're going to knit for me in that liver colored finger weight yarn. YEAH!