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Friday, July 29, 2005
Week of WIP's - Part 5
aka - The Retro Saga
I don't even remember how long I've had this yarn. A long time anyway. It's pretty Noro Kureyon in nice neutral colors. Something that someone could wear with almost anything. Something that should be made into a nice sweater for a sweetie. She deserves a nice sweater so why is it that I only have this much done?
Because of gauge.
If you've been reading a while you might know what I think of gauge. If not... Gauge is for sissies. I rebel against gauge. I scoff in the face of gauge. I never check gauge. I've been knitting so long I know what I "normally" get with certain yarns and I just go with that. Gauge can go take a long hike off a short pier.
This sweater I'm trying to meet gauge. I must be crazy. Some sort of insanity has come over me. I'm about to fall off the deep end and drown in a sea of gauge. If I say gauge one more time I'm going to have knit myself a straight jacket just to keep from hurting myself with tiny needles.
I have reached gauge. Why do I care? I want it to fit Anj well. She deserves a nice cardi knit by a friend. The only problem with the gauge is that I have to knit tighter than usual. I couldn't go down a needle size and knit looser, it just didn't work. I will get this sweater done. It may take a while. But I will get it done and it will be beautiful. And dammit, it will be the best fitting sweater ever!
If you thought I babied Kayla before...
It was cooler overnight and for some reason Kayla thought she needed to be covered up. How quickly we get used to the ridiculously high temps. I'm hoping she needs a blanket the rest of the summer.