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Monday, 24 January 2011

Sari + knitting = not a good combination?

I have seen so many Crazy January Challenges ready in many blogs. I started knitting for a change and cross stitching is now on hold. But my knitting project hasn't gone as planned. I knew that because the yarns is thicker the result will maybe be a teeny tiny bit bigger and I don't need to knit the gauge swatch... Yeah right! It was supposed to be a dress for a new born but it's now a dress for about one year old toddler. So I will stash it as soon as I'll finish it and start with another pattern. There was nothing wrong with the pattern though, just the yarn, but I don't want to knit the same thing again so I'll change to another pattern. :) And this time I will use the same kind of yarn that the pattern uses and maybe I should knit the gauge swatch too... :D I'll post some pictures later of both of the dresses. And I will continue cross stitching as soon as the dresses are ready... in the near future I hope. :)

Me knitting? ;)
(In the picture: Actress Rosalind Russell, at 1940's)

3 comments:

sheri said...

I don't like taking the time to check the gauge, either. Gets me into trouble sometimes! Good for you for finishing the larger one anyway. :) I can't wait to see them!

Dee said...

I hate making a gauge swatch. It seems like such a waste of time, but I guess it is necessary if you want something to fit. LOL

Hope the new dress turns out the right size.

Maybe the baby can wear the big dress NEXT year. :-)

Mrs Dibble said...

Gauge swatches are a good idea....and occassionlly I knit them, but my trouble is that if it is not the tension they need I can't get my head around what to do to fix it....bigger needles/smaller needles/chuck the whole thing in the bin and start knitting and hope for the best. I think my main problem is that I am usually so excited to start a new project that I can never be bothered to do the swatch.....usually with unusual results!!!!!!