I bought and printed the first clue of the pattern. I looked over my stash to find a color combo I would like together. In my head I played with all the possibilities that the finished project might look like. I went back to my stash twice because I didn't have enough yardage.
Not having a blue something and my favorite color being blue. I wanted a blue something. A dark and light blue. Minneapolis by JKnits and Bomber Worm by Sanguine Griffon. I had my colors and wound my yarn.
I started knitting clue 1. I waited by the mail for the next clue to "ding-in". Clue 2, clue 3. We were up to clue 4. I finished one wing. I started the other wing and half way through I ran out of yarn! What happened? Usually I make sure I have enough to finish whatever I start. But this time I miscalculated and wound up short. Way short. Like half a wing short.
I needed about 15 grams or 60 yards to finish. First stop Ravelry. I tried a post on a destash page - nothing. I moved onto looking for it in other Ravelers stash. I found one - in Norway. I think the distance over an ocean and the distance of $55 for one skein of yarn quickly squashed that idea.
I spoke to Susie (aka KnittingKnoobie), who Tweets, and she offered to help. She tweeted - no chirps back.
PinkLemonTwist suggested I look at project where the wanted yarn was used and I might find a little left over bit. So I did and whatta know? A few projects where I could imagine my yardage being saved in a mini skein pile. I was hoping that whoever also bought this yarn thinks it is as special as I do and wouldn't possibly throw a little bit away. I kept my fingers crossed and contacted 2 people. I got responses from both! RiverPoet had 20 grams. A week later I had my yarn in hand and was finally able to finish my Rockefeller Shawl.
I would like to thank KnittingKnoobie for the Tweets, PinkLemonTwist for sharing her brilliance and RiverPoet for her generosity. An honorable mention goes to DizzyBea for her offer.