If you were anywhere near NJ yesterday afternoon about 4:30 you probably heard something. It may have sounded like a scream. Maybe the sound of knitting hitting the wall. Followed by cursing. Serious cursing. Because yesterday I finally finished the body of Cobblestone and took it off the needles. I know – most people actually do that before they start the sleeves, but I was trying to psych out someone that I was further along than I was, so I actually finished the sleeves before finishing the last inch or so of the body.
I was pretty excited – ready to attach the sleeves. But when I shook out the body I realized something….it was freaking huge! No, really. I tried it on, and I was huge on me – and Larry is much skinnier than I am. ARRGGGH! But maybe it was just the whole loose comfy sweater thing. There was really no way this could be so off – I measured him. I checked gauge. So I sat there, impatiently tapping my foot waiting for him to get home.
Um….hmm….well, it sort of looks a little big on him….
Um….frickfrickfrickfrick. I just couldn’t believe it – even for a nice loose comfy sweater, it was a little big, don’t you think? But that the hell happened? I checked gauge – it was fine. Then I measured Larry….
Um….oh. Hmm. Ahem. So apparently when I measured him – I forgot to actually remember his size. So I was making him the 47.5″ chest. FRICKFRICKFRICKFRICK. Apparently between the time I measured him, and the time I cast on – I totally forgot his measurement (he looks like a large!).
So where is Cobblestone now?
I just couldn’t bring myself to cast on for it again last night. So after a restorative glass of wine, I worked on socks. All the while cursing under my breath. And frankly, I think I’m going to have to skein this and wash it to get all the bumps out before I can use it again – right?
I’m heading to the Wooly Lamb today to spend my 20% off birthday coupon – and I was thinking that perhaps I’d pick up some Cascade 220 to remake this for Larry. Because wouldn’t it just be easier for me to blame the yarn? And punish it by not using it for a while?
The good thing about this is at least he’s a smaller size – so hopefully the second time will go much faster.
So, Chris – what kind of scones would you like?