Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Would you like to see the mistakes I've made this week?
Sure you do. My mistakes make everyone feel better about their little ones too. Right?
I threw Baby Boogies striped sweater in the laundry. I knew I was doing it. It's made of superwash and I was assured that the man only uses cold water. I think it was the hot dryer that did it though. The stripey sweater used to be a wee bit bigger than the blue one beneath it. So, um, it's not a mistake. My experiment worked! aha! Cascade 220 superwash does felt when you put it in a hot dryer for an hour or so.
I must have been doing some fierce dyeing yesterday. Although I didn't get a lick of dye on my body. I did get several spots above my EYE.I'm not entirely sure what made me think I needed a picture of it. Now though, I'm thinking it wasn't a mistake. The blue dye hopped up there to remind me to wax my sasquatch eyebrows before the many pictures of Christmas. Now if only I can get the dye off. I might have to wax that off too.
Just to make you groan, I'm only using one word....GAUGE. Scary isn't it. The only time I really do a swatch is if I'm knitting one of my own designs. I need to know gague before I start. Well, I'm bad, sometimes I don't even swatch or rather, you know my theory on sleeves. This time I was starting with the body and I went at thinking I'd get 6 sts/1 inch. Nope. 5 sts/1 inch. I reworked the pattern to accomodate. Fine. Now the damn thing won't even hit 5. I'm at 4.5 which is unacceptable. Crazy at it is. As I write this, I'm thinking that I might need to go back and try to make 6 sts/1 inch. This would be my punishment for starting a new knit before the years end. Maybe I should leave it to sit until January 1. So it's not a mistake, it's a lesson in designing and keeping promises to your other knits.
Scratch that title up there. This post was about learning. If indeed I did learn something. If I won't ever throw a sweater in the wash for husbeast to do. If I will have time and remember to wax that fur forest above my eyes. If I will remember to swatch and check gauge carefully.