Saturday, May 06, 2006

Ok, I'm an idiot...






I am finishing up my gorgeous purple Green Gable sweater and something just doesn't seem right. As I cast off I hold it up to admire my work and realize to my horror that there is no way on God's green earth that this puppy is going to fit me. Did I knit a small instead of a large? No, the stitch count is correct. Did the shrink fairy pay me a visit? No, I haven't even washed and blocked it yet. Let's check that gauge again with my handy-dandy gauge marker. Wait! Twenty stitches to four inches would mean FIVE stitches to the inch, not ten! I am getting ten stitches to the inch with my Lane Borgosesia's Golfo Stashbuster yarn. No diet on earth is going to squeeze me into this sweater. This really sucks! Once again I am a victim of my math-challenged right brain. Hopefully my size 2 daughter will like it well enough to adopt it as her own. *Sigh* I guess I'll go out and buy the recommended yarn and start over. As Forrest Gump's mother always says: "Stupid is as stupid does!"

2 comments:

townie girl said...

oh oh. lol i can relate. i knitted a pretty little yellow dress for my niece many years ago and it was supposed to be baby sized. she was able to wear it when she was about FOUR. HEEEEE! :-)

hootsister said...

So sad for you, at least your daughter benefits, I hope she likes it, its beautiful!
(My niece is my beneficiary of poor math skills.)