Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gauge Wars

Its been awhile, but I've been slightly sock obsessed lately.  After joining the Knit Sock Love KAL on ravelry, I've had little time for anything else.  Gauge has been a bit of an issue with her patterns so far though.  First were the 'medium' size Thelonious socks...
For the record, those are my husbands hairy size 13 feet, not mine.  He does make a darn good foot model though.
To add insult to injury this month we're making Rhombus, another beautiful pattern, but one that knits up very small.
The 2.00mm needles knit a flat swatch that was perfect, however I continue to forget that knitting in the round is always tighter than knitting flat.  The actual sock would only a table leg.  I was about to frog it when tragedy struck.
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That broken needle? My 22 pound cat decided to crawl on my lap right before I frogged the sock.  Otis the gargantuan broke my dpn. 
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That's right, you better hide under the chair.  I have room for only one enemy.. and thy name is gauge.  

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