Knitters, crocheters, yarn-fans everywhere, this one is for you:
You’re working on a project. You’re proud that you’ve almost finished but then, the unthinkable happens. You run out of wool!
What to do? You know you’ll never find the right colour or dyelot at your local yarn store, because this project has been on the needles for years.
Try looking for the wool in someone else’s stash, listed on Ravelry (you are a member, aren’t you? Aren’t you?!).
Lots of people have the odd ball of yarn in their stash that they put up for sale or exchange. It’s all in the database, waiting for you to find it.
Go here and enter your yarn name.
Check the “will trade or sell” box (this means someone has marked the yarn, in their stash, as something they’re willing to part with)
Scroll further down to make other refinements to your search. (You can even filter it by country too, to avoid int’l shipping rates)
If you can’t find it on Ravelry, you can also look on ebay, which often has a good yarn stash, but less likelihood that someone will simply swap with you.