Monday, September 7, 2009

Loosey Goosey

If you weren't already aware, I am typically a tight knitter. I'm the person who can typically has to go up a needle size to get gauge.

I've been trying to loosen up, and apparently I've over done it.

This thing I am knitting on? 440 yards of sock weight is all I should need, per the pattern.

I've got about 13 rows to go - and the last 3 rows are almost 200 stitches longer than the others. Either my tension is not what it used to be, or the people at malabrigo simply cannot measure worth a crap.

I spent my Sunday plotting on how to overcome my obvious shortage. After I admitted my moment of freak out to my knitting mama, she has graciously floated me some matching yarn. Thank you, knitting mama!!!

For what it's worth, there are quite a few knitters on Ravelry that are finishing with little to spare, or having to use a few yards extra from another skein, so I don't feel so bad. Just a little ticked at the author, who could have added a note to ensure the knitter was aware as to how much of the initial skein was used.

At any rate, hopefully I'll be sharing the finished item this week!


That just might be a record for me. Two within a few days of each other??

PS - make sure you go visit Opal. I hear she's got some mojo going on a few levels!!


Cookie said...

You are far too trusting, sweetie. I would never trust a designer who says one skein. Too many variables. Too many things can go wrong. Thank goodness you got more yarn!

Don't let Opal fool you. She's got a stash of stuff to blog about.


Hattie said...

Oh yea I had a heart attack at the end too, and go figure, I came really close! But I did make it, thankfully. :)

Zonda said...

It's gonna be sooo pretty!

Opal said...

ooooh that's gorgeous! i'm so glad you got your hands on more yarn.

thanks for the shout out. now i just have to come to terms with the high expectations, eh? /sigh

Daniele said...

It's looking good! It doesn't look loose, so the yardage must be off. Gorgeous colors too!! Yay for Knitting Mama!