Thursday, June 14, 2007

Froggy Went a Courting

No pictures. Why? Frogging (ripping out) is a frustrating and complicated process. Ok, cross out complicated. Somehow, with all my good intentions, the size 5's didn't work in Reality as they did in "Swatchland". Swatchland, after all, is a special place where things seem to work out. In Reality, the yarn seemed to tighten up as soon as it was off the needles. Do I knit differently when I swatch? I used the circular needle method of looping around and using only the knit stitch to swatch since I would be knitting in the round. I swatched for several different size needles. I swatched wider and longer than I even thought was necessary. But did that matter? In the end, no. I ended up with 202 stitches, 4 inches of tight stitches. Well, it's only a sweater you say. You say, "Renée, you are a process knitter, right? Honey, this is part of the process!" I want to know. How can you say things like that in light of my obvious dilema? Ok, I forgive you. After all, you are putting up with a post that has no pictures of my failure.


Anonymous said...

Hi Renee,
This is Judy. I met you last Friday night at the Friday Night Knitting Club. I was sitting next to Nancy. I have to say I've really enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to future posts. Keep it up. So, I'm afraid to ask, but how is the sweater coming along? I know you were quite frustrated last Friday, so I hope you're making progress.

Renée said...

Hi Judy! Thanks for visiting the blog. No, I haven't worked on "the Sweater" all week, instead I will have Milly help me with my gauge tonight at her teaching class if I can get up there.

Hope to see you again on Friday!