I believe the term Yardage Chicken was coined by Georgie of Tikki Knits, she at least was the one to introduce it to me, and a lot of other knitters! I am currently on the journey of yardage chicken, and I have to admit a mixture of enjoyment (oh the adrenaline!) and fear.
In case you aren't sure yardage chicken is when you don't think you are going to have enough yarn to finish a project. Will you win or will you lose!
The project I am working on is my Alec XL - the man sized version of my Alec pattern. I am knitting it for my husband in a Large size (not XL thankfully, no way would I win that game!) and when I had the yarn custom dyed by the lovely Jo of Jodulbug, I was sure I had ordered enough....
Yes custom, hand dyed. That might add another element to the game.
I have finished a sleeve and have nearly finished the body. So assuming the small ball below finishes off the body and edging (EEP this is the bit I'm not sure about), and the second sleeves takes the same amount as the first sleeve, that leaves approximately 40g for the collar. Which I'm hoping will be enough! I could do it without a collar, but my husband WANTS the collar.
I'm also reading Edge of Black, great for the circular stocking stitch portion knitting of this sweater, and a good read.