I've been plugging away at MIL's christmas socks, which I'm making using Colinette Jitterbug. Having read on Ravelry and elsewhere about various issues people have with the Jitterbug (mainly about knots in the skein, yarn bleeding and/or quite short yardage), I was a bit concerned I wouldn't have enough yarn to finish the pair.
So I've been carefully weighing the ball as I knit through the first sock - at the end of the leg, after the heel and gussets, before I got to the toe shaping. And I wasn't sure I'd make it, I had almost decided to buy a second skein for the second sock. And then I finished sock 1, weighed the ball, and found this:
And then I weighed the sock, and found this:Huge sigh of relief!! I should be able to finish sock 2 with 2-4 grams of yarn to spare - woo hoo! And so far, no knots in the yarn (and I didn't notice any while winding the skein, so fingers crossed!). I am expecting some bleeding when I wash the socks, as if I knit for a fair while on these they do stain my fingers, but I can live with that (and will warn the MIL as well!). Fortunately am using the KP metal dpns, so no green sticks!