Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Got Gauge?

A funny thing happened on the road of retirement. Or maybe it's not so funny.

My gauge changed.

I used to be a consistent knitter, having to go down one needle size usually when I knit a pattern. I could tell you what my gauge would be with different yarns. Not anymore. Now I don't know what the heck it is. So, now I'm having to swatch for just about everything. Yes, the dreaded swatch. I spent Sunday afternoon swatching Dream in Color Classy. Using, 6s, 7s, and 8s. Yuck! Not my idea of a good time. My modified Forecast sweater from Knitty, Winter 2005 is now being re-knit. Again.

Because, I have been ripping. And ripping. All the knitting I did at the High Fiber Diet Retreat - ripped out. Two half finished sweaters in Dream in Color Classy, ripped out. Two Malabrigo worsted weight sweaters, ripped out. I started four different sweaters for DH, ripped out. Seeing a pattern here? And it's not just worsted weight. So, do I have any sweaters finished since I retired?? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Welcome to the Frog Pond!

P.S. Leanne, don't even mention getting twice as pleasure from knitting the same yarn twice!!


BammerKT said...

Well you were gonna be knitting anyway . . .

Good thing I'm not Leanne :|

cheryl said...

Don't give up, I am sure you are learning a lot from this. Sometimes it seems like it would be easier to just buy the sweater!!!!