Friday, October 05, 2007

Gauge You Say!

This picture makes me very happy. My gorgeous grandson Liam wearing his Baby Surprise Jace that his granny (yup, that's me -granny!)slaved over. See he's pointing to his hat - I made that for him on Friday - less than 1/2 skein of Dream in Color Fatty in November Muse - I'm working on the matching mitts now and still haven't used up the whole skein!

This was also making me incredibly happy! Mr. Greenjeans from Knitty in Dream in Color Cloud Jungle until.....

I tried it on and had to turn it into this. Something to do with gauge - sweater has a gauge of 18st/4ins and Connie was getting a gauge of 18sts/3 ins which lead to a sweater that did not fit. My husband suggested I give it to someone else but nope - this yarn is mine. I was suspicious of the size of this sweater the whole time I was knitting it but guess when I checked to see if it fit - despite the pattern telling you to try it on - when I was just about 2 rows for the cast off of the sweater body. Gotta love knitting!

3 comments:

Ann said...

Your grandson looks so cute! It's a pity about Greenjeans but it does look nice. Just start all over again - that's the fun of knitting.

Creativehands said...

Don't you just hate it when that happens?!

Karin said...

Your grandson is adorable! I've yet to try the DIC "Fatty", I think I'm tempted :).
Such a shame about Greenjeans, but you made me stop and check my gauge right now (at work)! I'm just a few repeats beyond the sleeve divide. I know it's insane, but I NEVER swatch - ever. I don't know why, inner teenager perhaps. Somehow though, it's working up OK - whew!