Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It Happens to All of Us

So I "thought" I was cruzing along on Rogue. I even made it to the armholes. See the beautiful side cables?

Rogue side view

And then I did what I should have done awhile ago. I measured her. Here's what happened:

Should measure

Hummmm, that's a problem. Now I hear you saying "Smitten, did you check your gauge."
Yes. My gauge is spot on. See:


I really wanted Rogue to measure about 41", but the sizes were 39 1/2" or 43 1/2". I was too lazy to rewrite the pattern so I went with the 43 1/2". So I guess now that she will be frogged, I will get closer to the 41". By my calculations, if I make the 39 1/2" size, I should get 42".

Blogless Jill R, I hope this makes you feel a little better about the Peplum Jacket. It happens to all of us.

For the time being, I think I need to finish something I can feel good about. So I am working on the socks exclusively. I have one done and am almost the heel on the second sock.

Sock and almost 1/2

I went with a picot bind off for a little extra girlness and stretch.

On another knitting front this book was released today. PassionKNITly preordered her copy on Amazon and brought it to SnB tonight. I haven't even got my copy yet. Be sure to stop by a book store to check it out. I'll post my pics of my patterns in the next few days.


MUDNYC said...

If it makes you feel any better, my rogue has been languishing for about a year -- it's done except for the sleeves, but I did such a botched job of seaming the shoulders, and I don't know how to fix it, that I just can't deal with it. Are you doing the pocket?

Kimberli said...

What did you decide to do??


OK, I'll check back in later! :-)