Saturday, February 28, 2009
I will miss winter because I always knit more at this time of year, it is a great excuse for staying on the couch, watching movies and knitting. But I look so forward to spring, as I love to be outside in the warmer weather soaking up the sunshine and all the freshness that season brings to us.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
I have started that new sweater for me now, and guess what? I kinda screwed up on this one too. I realized last night when I took a break on the sleeve that I forgot to change up to the larger needle when I finished the ribbing on the sleeve, so the WHOLE sleeve is the smaller needle size!!! UGH! But I think I am going to keep it, I figure sleeves take alot of abuse anyways and they can stand being in the smaller guage and hey, it is just a sweater right, not the end of world, right? But I will know I made this error, so the question is can I live with it?
Then I checked my guage on the body. On my swatch I was getting 5 stitches to the inch on the size 7 needle and figured my pattern for that, then now I am getting more like 4 stitches to the inch, so the body has ended up being 40" instead of the 38" like I wanted. 38" was going to give me 2 inches of ease, so now I have 4 inches of ease, this thing is turning out huge again. What is wrong with me? At least the knitting part has been good for chasing those winter blues away though. I really do not want to rip this thing all out and start over, so I have been asking myself, can I live with all these little errors or not?
It is Friday night and I am going to go make it date night with my wonderful fabulous hubby, who did all that tile work for me above. Have a great weekend!