scratch that or i have NO idea what I was thinking

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  1. ElDucko

    ElDucko Amity's Focus Member

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    however long ago when I decided that I had enough yarn to make that pretty Ink Flared sweater. Perhaps when I decided I had enough yarn I was on drugs of some kind. Or not enough drugs. Or maybe I went "hey, I have black yarn and two shades of gray, let's make horizontal stripes!" or some insane thing.

    Anyway, I have long adored this sweater. I needs one my precious. Preferably in my darker gray.

    Instead, I tried to get gauge in something I own enough yarn in, namely some cascade 220 in some kind of spring-green color.

    And tried.

    And tried.

    Because I'm a tight knitter, by the time I can get the requisite inches [four] out of my stitches I have to use big needles. Bigger than I care for, making a lacier thing than I would like for that lovely ink sweater.

    I pout.

    And sulk.

    And then look around, and around and around some more.

    I hold the spring green, which tells me it should be a cardigan.

    Really?

    I don't really wear those. Zip up sweaters maybe. Which are sort of like a cardigan. Right?

    After a LOT of digging at knitting pattern central, I find this. The yarn says it would adore to be that. I check to make sure I have enough yarn for it to be that.

    I do.

    I do a gauge swatch.

    In the wrong needle size, of course.

    I rip.

    And try again, double-checking to make sure I am using the right sized needles.

    I am, yay!

    I get gauge.

    I repeat that, because that never EVER happens to me.

    I get gauge.

    In the "right" size needles. Right out of the gate.

    I print the pattern and am knitting it now. The yarn is happy. I am happy.
  2. Redterra

    Redterra Just me, doing my best

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    Ooooo! Very cute!
  3. Korwynne

    Korwynne Mama of Miracles

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    thats adorable :)
  4. ElDucko

    ElDucko Amity's Focus Member

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    Thank you! I'm almost to the part where you put the sleeves on stitch holders. :D

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