Saturday, January 20, 2007

Got Guage?


Gauge sucks!! Doing swatches sucks...but other than that knitting rocks!! I am knitting a block for a gift afghan. I doubt it if she reads my blog so not to worry. First off and not my fault, I was given directions to knit a 5x5 block. Now in reality I never jump in and start something when the due date is a week away...au contraire. I wait till it's the night before and then panic and complain about doing it and on and on. To my credit, I am a changed woman....I started this project almost immediately so as not to forget. I got my guage because 5x5 you know...not 6x 5.5 or any other number. I have heard many a time about how the poor knitter that gets stuck, I mean has the pleasure of knitting all of those squares together, has a tough time making them all fit. So I get guage, I actually get guage!! To all my friends, I did make a swatch....honest. I only had to rip twice...I am on a roll...and then I get a rude awakening!!! They changed the block size on me, that's right!!! Because of my haste to finish something, I screwed myself....Did anyone plan on telling me??? Hey ERIN!!! Fondue Pot!!!!! Rule number one...screw gauge!!!

5 comments:

Weaver said...

I'm so sorry that I brought you the bad news. Maybe just crochet a little around it to get to 7x9? Good luck!

Spiderlady said...

Oh that's OK better the news than to show up with two 5x5 squares!!! Hey look I brought two squares...two small squares...but ...just wait till I see the Fondue pot!!!!

Betty Wetty said...

I think things are realitive here. The poor soul who offered to put the thing together was thinking," this won't be so bad it's for a good cause...." Until she heard 1000 5X5 squares are you f---in' nuts! I draw the line at 7X9 and would prefer 12X12. A little respect please.

That is a great stitch though.

annie said...

That is a great stitch, what is it?
I am also drooling over that pretty yarn!

Lois said...

Ok, I'm the one putting it together. I sugested to Erin that we change the size because we would need less squares but also so that we could use the warm up america patterns as guide lines. So I take the blame for that one.