I took two pictures to share with you, from today's crocheting project, but my computer just lost them! Bad computer! Ah well. Let me describe it to you ....
I'm making a pair of Smittens for a friend. I posted yarn colors for her, and she chose a speckled red/blue yarn. I thought I had 4 skeins of that yarn, but I didn't. When I looked closer, I realized that two of the skeins were the same, and the other two were of a slightly different red tint. Hmm.
Of the yarn she liked, I had exactly 77 grams. (I weighed it). Thus, each Smitten needed to use 38.5 grams of yarn, and no more! I wasn't sure if I had enough, but I began. I crocheted almost all of the first Smitten -- I had only 1 row left! -- and weighed it. It was 37 grams already!
So I unwound the rest of the skein, and I started the other Smitten from the other end of the yarn. And I crocheted, and I got to the same spot on the second Smitten: one row left.
You should have seen them. (This is when I took the lost photo.) I had two crocheted Smittens, with a solid 6 inches of yarn between them. They looked just like a pair of little-kid mittens, you know, with the long strand of yarn connecting them, running through the little-kid sleeves and around the neck? But my yarn length was just a few inches :) It was humorous.
In the end, I had to cut the string and complete both Smittens with one last row of the other red yarn that was so very similar. Handwork is entertaining!
I took some pictures after the fact. Although it looks dark, this photo gives a better impression of the real color of the Smittens.