Besides the fact that I'm in trouble, of course ...
I'm taking a knitting class to make a sweater -- actually the Instant Jacket pattern from I'd Rather Be Knitting (couldn't find it online). It uses bulky yarn; I shopped with my instructor, so we could get the right yarn; I bought an extra skein of each (Lambs Pride and Berocco mohair (Memoir) despite my instructor saying that I wouldn't need it.
So I did a gauge swatch, and ended up going up one needle size from the patterns -- and I just ran out of the Mohair with 10 rows to go on the last sleeve!! I have enough of the Lamb's Pride - at least 1/2 skein.
I bought all they had at the store, and it's 1 hour + away from me, so I need to call around today and see if I can find it elsewhere.
But I wonder ... what does this say about my knitting? If I am getting gauge, would the move to one needle up have caused me to run short? Is it possible that the yarn is not labeled with the correct yardage?
I really hope I can find another skein of this yarn -- I'm supposed to have the sleeves done and bound off for class on Wednesday so that I can sew up the pieces.