It’s A Good Thing I Took It Off The Needles To Measure
Or, Fourth Time’s A Charm?
That’s Big Grey in the background, the sweater that fits John like he wants this one to fit. That’s True Blue in the foreground, off the needles. That would be the third attempt at getting this thing up and running. I can’t explain this, except the gauge that I’m knitting the real thing is just a tiny bit tighter than my swatch. Even counting for the very tiny bit that my swatch grew when I washed it, this is not going to work. I also had problems with the increase row from the ribbing to the body. I was to increase 13 stitches, and given the instructions in the pattern, I did that row twice before I figured out that the instructions were wrong. It required pins to mark where those increases should go, and a little math-head to get it past the ribbing.
Somebody asked in the comments to my last post about the tape measure. Here it is:
I don’t remember exactly where I got this one, but I have a couple of these in different patterns. You can get them here.
And here’s a photo of Lucy to distract you from the destruction in progress. Lucy hardly ever comes downstairs any more, as she is a coward and likes her master suite upstairs just fine. She perched herself on a chair in the kitchen next to me yesterday.
Go ahead, tell her how pretty she is. I think she was saying, “Dude, that sweater is going to be too small for Dad.”
And here we go again.
It would be easier to go buy him a freaking sweater, but not nearly as entertaining.