Back to the drawing board (or knitting needles)
So, I promised more knitting content in the next post, I just didn’t think it would be tragic knitting content.
When I got on a plane headed for San Francisco back in late November, I cast on for a new sweater. It was a chunky turtle neck shown here. I finished the front back, the turtle neck and 3/4 of the sleeves. I knit the small size, AND I made it two inches narrower and 2 inches shorter than the pattern.
It was still HUGE on me. I will never learn. I just think somehow it will work out and make sense when I finish it. I should always measure myself and costumize the pattern for myself. I should have learned from the muppet sweater affair (when I ripped out the whole front & back when I discovered it was huge & shapeless). Here’s me in the shapeless wonder:
I knew I would never wear it, so . . . even though it was a lot of work, it was time to do the dreaded frogging. It being a fuzzy wool alpaca blend, it was only slightly less a pain in the ass to rip out then mohair. Then when I tried to reknit a gauge sample it was just too kinky.
Back in Jersey Boys land . . . I started calling the show this weekend. It went pretty well. I made a little boo boo on my second show, but nothing an audience would notice. Today’s show was a little rough, but it was not my fault. We had some automation problems with the scenery. I’m glad it was on my 3rd show calling instead of my first.
I finally finished my red scarf project scarf. I’ll photo that
Next I’ve cast on a cable scarf for David from a skein of Alpaca that I bought at the New Jersey Sheep & Wool Festival last summer. . . and of course, I’ll recast on the chunky cable sweater.
Tomorrow I’m going to Monterey with Richard from the show. We are going on a Whale watch and to the aquarium.
Tomorrow night I’ll head to Chicks with Sticks for some quality knitting time. More later.