Monday, October 24, 2005

quickie

i'm about to run out of here to work. today, finally, feels like fall. we've had a couple of cooler and clear dry days, but today is icky and brrrr! so, i'm wearing my noro cardigan i knitted a few years ago.

noro cardigan


yes, i cut off my head, and the rest of my body. i'm not feeling so pretty today. but the sweater is happy and pretty! oh, don't think for a moment i'm a master knitter getting this sweater made, as i had to make the bodice twice (i made it too small the first time, as my row gauge was off, and in side-to-side sweaters, row gauge does matter!)

speaking of gauge, i knitted part of a sleeve on the big bulky green cardi, and then slipped all my stitches onto waste yarn. yep. as i suspected. it's toooo big! gauge strikes again! i'm getting more like 9sts = 4" than the pattern's 10sts. ooops. that sweater will visit the frogpond later tonight. i'll rip back to before i seperated the sleeves from the body. i'll have to do some math too to get mine closer to the size i want, since it's a stitch gauge issue. but, i still want the length, you know, so i don't have a wide short sweater bunched under the arms.

7 comments:

Jenny said...

Eeee! I have a comment on my blog! Thank you so much!

Love the green sweater you are working on.

pinky said...

I can see your pink painting behind you!!!!

D.K. said...

Ok, after all the buildup I will be so disappointed if I don't see the green cardi in action on Thursday! :)

Devil to the Kitty said...

And another thing--you're not going to be working on Thurs I just found out from that little Deb. If you're going to be S&B'ing at Frau Froelich's, could you bring your shawl from Weekend Knitting? I started one and it doesn't look-- quite-- right, emmm, hmmm.

Schmutzi Meilenweit said...

what the frunkenhugen is this?

Chris said...

Nice headless shot... and I love the background too! ;)

Siri said...

That sweater is beautiful! Thank you for posting that picture. Now I have a renewed interest in knitting that sweater. I bought the pattern book a little over a year ago specifically for making that sweater, but then found people online that weren't all that happy with how their versions turned out. Hmmmm. Might have to check out the Silk Garden colorways again...