First, Thank You everyone for your kind comments about the new digs. Today I’m hanging my first pictures … at least I know they’ll be straight. and after previewing a few drafts, I hope they’re all the same size!
Next up I want to rearrange the furniture and paint. I’m looking forward to Sara’s help.
I have a real unraveled story to share today. I’ve been merrily knitting along on Lilli Pilli. Boy did it feel good to cast on something new Sunday afternoon. So good that I didn’t think too hard about gauge – I knit a lace scarf (Herring) out of Sparrow with those same size 5 needles a few summers ago and I love the fabric. But after two days of knitting I could tell something wasn’t right. My piece was very wide and not nearly long enough.
Last night I finally measured my gauge. and yep, it’s very wide – as in 4 stitches per inch instead of the 5.25 the pattern calls for. oops. I took a few more measurements and did a few more calculations just to check and double-check. My new plan is to cast on 87 stitches (versus 135). Which I intend to do this afternoon … with six-plus hours of travel time, I might even knit through all the unraveled yarn!
I almost never swatch for accessory pieces … really only if I’m worried about running out of yarn. The next piece I’ll start is Kirsten’s Mystery Shawl. I bought the yarn she suggests, but still, I think maybe I’ll swatch!
Joining in with Kat and friends. Happy Wednesday!