Well, as predicted I did not have even remotely enough yarn for this pattern...
I kinda took a guess at "when" to end all my pattern repeats, and left myself exactly this much for some seaming:
hmmmm. A full FIFTEEN inches before I was supposed to. I threw caution to the wind and to the yarn gods said "Suck it--blocking will be my new best friend!"
and in the end, she was done:
A very aggressive blocking meant the difference between this,
as well as the difference between this,
In the end I managed to get probably at least a dozen extra inches out of this School Products "mystery" cashmere. (If memory serves it is 80% cashmere, 20% nylon...). I mean the width is fine, it's the arm/wing span that really needs the length. With my arms outstretched it's still a bit too short for my liking (3/4 sleeves?), but in any kind of normal position it appears to be fine.
(Does this picture make you yawn?)
"Photo shoots" are just soooooo exhausting.
I'm thinking I may actually block it once more and just stretch the shit out of it one last time. Or not. It uh, kinda makes my boobs look huge anyway, why did I never think of that?
In other news yours truly has been asked to be a "test knitter" for this beauty:
And I am naturally quite excited about it. (thanks Julia!)....now, what yarn to choose? hmmmm, there may be a Manos stop on my way home tonight. woot woot!