Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thin line between love and hate...

I signed up for the Ravelympics at the last minute this year and I am now paying the price. We're making helmet liners in our knitting group so I decided to sign up for the Charity Curling event. Now the pattern says you need the exact gauge in order for it to fit under the helmet. I checked my gauge, switched needles, checked again and went to town:


Six inches of ribbing and you know how much I hate ribbing. I get to the part where I'm doing the stockinette section and just to be safe check my gauge again. Guess what? Wrong all wrong. So off to the frog pond:


I'm currently back where I started just about finishing the ribbing. I should have it done in time but damn what a pain in the ass. I get the importance of gauge and how it can make the world a better place since things you know fit like they should when it's right but I hate the actual practice of it. Blech!

I did finish something at least:





These are the Doctor Who socks for Avery that I started in March of last year, yes that says March. It took nearly a year to cast on and finish the second sock. The yarn is White Oaks Studio TV Yarn hence the name. If one looks closely you can see that the socks are fraternal. I completely forgot the slip stitch row on the instep of the second sock. Forgot it over and over again. I didn't realize until the heel decreases were completely done. I showed it to Avery and he said he didn't care so I left it.

I had switched to Blogger comments a few weeks back since Haloscan is going away but I hated it since I couldn't email anyone back directly. I am now trying out the replacement for Haloscan for a month. If anyone hates it let me know.

Back to the damn hat...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am I losing my mind or did you post those socks before? I am feeling so confused because I know I've seen the socks but I haven't seen the helmet liner. I know what you mean about gauge. For some reason, when I started knitting I always knit to gauge, no problems, so I got into the bad habit of not checking or being very lax about gauge, which has led me to a world of pain now on some projects. I hope you get over the gauge hurdle and cruise along on the helmet liner. I don't mind knitting ribbing -- if only we lived closer, I could knit the ribbing (to gauge of course!) and then you could finish off with stockinette.

Susan said...

Oh, that last comment was mine. . . I thought I signed in, but when I hit Post, it showed that I was Guest. . . didn't want you wondering who that was.

Sharon V said...

Seriously, I signed up for Ravelympics and I've knit 10 rows, lost my place in the pattern, got turned around and now I'm lost. WTH?! I feel like I've run 10 miles backwards and now there's only a week left - YIKES!

無聊嚕 said...

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