Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Wright is Wrong

It happens again. I knit a sweater that doesn't fit. I finished knitting it last night and worked on seaming it this morning. I was so looking forward to wearing it to a family gathering this evening. I am so disappointed. I was even in a bad mood at Twist. I should be working on the other glove, but I didn't feel like it. So, I took a sock to work on, that I haven't touched in a couple of months.
Before I left this morning, I got out Cindy and measured the finished bust: 41. Wright is 50.5. How did I let this happen?! I guess I didn't do a gauge swatch. It's been long enough, I don't remember and I don't feel like looking at my notes. I need something with about a 46" finished size. grumble grumble grumble
I debated what to do. I briefly considered trying to sell it, but the cost of the yarn is probably too much and, even though the quality of the knitting is pretty good, there are a few places where you can tell where the ends were woven in. So, I guess it will be frogged. I won't make the same pattern again because I decided that I don't like it. I will now need to find another pattern. I would like that, with all the books and magazines I have, I would already have a suitable pattern, but NO . . . And I'm wondering if I don't need to knit something top down so I can try to make sure it fits!!!
I did some therapy shopping, thinking I would find another blouse or top so that I can wear something new tonight. I didn't. I did, however, find several pieces of clothing for work.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I watched a new Christmas movie yesterday. It was called Snowglobe. One of the characters in this movie was wearing the cutest hat. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to make one. It looked sort of like the picture above, but not completely. On the next commercial break, I went to the computer to do a search for a pattern like the one I saw. I'm still trying to find it. Did you see the movie? It was Marie, the girlfriend of Douglas, in the snowglobe.

Friday, December 14, 2007


L and S called me Gwen Needle Hand. What's up wit that? The abuse I take because of my Craft. I'm tellin ya! L took this picture and you can see where the focus was. On the many needles. The glove does have a cuff. This was taken a few days ago. I'm now on the index finger and will only have the thumb left. Then I can start the second one. Oh goody!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Finished Scarf

I have finished the Flying Geese scarf that will be a gift for a Pennsylvania man. It's about 48" long. I'm not sure how long a man's scarf should be, so I hope it's alright. I may never know.
Now, I can get back to the black gloves, which are the third and last Christmas gift I'm knitting this year. I have some things for myself to get back to.