A Couple of Sprouts and a Call for Help

So, you may recall that I made the Sprout Chains Shawlette several weeks ago (the pattern is in Crochet So Fine by Kristin Omdahl). More about it here and here. It took me just a week to finish. And it was so satisfying that I immediately started another, in Studio Silk by Stitch Diva Studio. I was giddy with the anticipation of instant gratification.

Yeah, well.

I did the first third on the airplane on the way to Colorado. Off and on in meetings over the next couple of weeks, I did the next third. And on the plane returning home, I finished the body of the shawlette. (So much good crochet time on a plane!)

And here it is, unblocked, sunning itself in the garden:

Notice anything to the left there?

There's this much left to go. And I'm out of yarn.

When I embarked on this second shawlette, I opted to go up a hook size from the pattern. The gauge difference ate more yarn.

And, in fact, this is the second time I've worked the little sprouts edging. First time, I made it just over halfway before running out of yarn. So I made some modifications: I took out the last row of chains, to gain some yarn, then I worked just four petals on the edging.

Alas, not enough modification.

So, here are options, as I see them:

1. Take out the edging and one more row of chains to reclaim some yarn. Rework the sprouts edging with four petals.

2. Take out the edging. Add back the lost chain row, plus another. Work a beaded edging (inspired by The Beaded Edge).

3. Get more yarn. (But then I'd feel obligated to make it bigger, and probably get myself in the same bind. Besides, this solution is too easy!)

4. What ideas do you have? I'm open to suggestions here!

And, to help inspire lovely thoughts, here's a picture of another sprout in my garden:

Hope all is lovely in your world!


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