Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Road Trip!

I'm going on a road trip this weekend to Evansville, Indiana, which is a tiny 8 hour drive from Madison, Wisconsin. Per usual, I plan on packing a simple project that I can work on in the car, in this case the Puffy Cardigan. However, I need to make a quick stop on the way to Evansville; I need to visit the frog pond.

I decided to rip out the sweater to above the sleeve division and reknit two sizes smaller. Part of my miscalculation can be blamed on a small deviation in gauge (so maybe swatching in the car is not the best idea), while the other half is due to picking the 40" bust over the 38" bust. I'm really a 39", but I think I should have rounded down for a more fitted garment. We'll see how knitting the 36" size goes with my current gauge.


And of course, while I was ignoring my Puffy this week, I cast on those beautiful Anemoi Mittens. I am using Knit Picks Palette in two shades of blue on size 2 DPNs, which should give me the large size. Unfortunately, the large is turning out to be a bit too big, and I think that my first mitten will also be making the road trip to the frog pond. What I really need is size 1.5 DPNs, but I am going to reknit with the size 1's that are in my stash.

This is me, meditating on patience and the fine art of accurately swatching.

1 comment:

melanie said...

another local knitter, checking in. found you through ravelry. your projects are great. :)