Ladies and Gentlemen of the knitting court, may I present to you Exhibit A:
A Karenina sock.
Exhibit B demonstrates that it fits the intended wearer.
Now with the assistance of my trusty kitchen scales (which are of approximate accuracy but a great colour) we can convince the jury of knitting fates that this sock:
Weighs about 40grams.
And the moment of truth - let the remaining yarn be weighed:
60 grams (ish).
Members of the jury do you find that the gamble has paid off or not?
What do you mean "possibly", you're a jury, you get to say yes or no and nothing else in between.
Have you got enough purple?
And that my friends will be the final question; I have enough yarn to make another sock and I have just shy of 30 grams of the purple so all should be well. However, I haven't tucked in the end at the toe just yet and I may yet have to pull back a bit of the toe and stripe with leftover yellow if necessary but that's no hardship.
Judicial verdict: victory for Carie and Karenina
I'm going to go and knit a little bit of sleeve now to take the edge off