I don’t know whether I am a loose or tight knitter. That’s another plus for top-down sweaters; gauge is less of an issue when you just knit until something is long/wide enough. I’ve tried swatching, and it works okay I guess, but I don’t know whether to envy those of you who say you’re a tight knitter or you always go down two needle sizes to get gauge, or to call you delusional liars.
Maybe I’m just not good enough to be consistently one way or the other. Maybe it’s because knitting is my therapy that sometimes I’m so loose the stitches run off the needles when I put my hands down, and others, I have to fight to get that tip in there for the P2tog.
I know I’m not alone.
I also know that I’m not alone in think acrylic has its place. I’m quite happy with this Bernat Softee Chunky for my little hat for Knitters Day Out. No, it’s not a sock; I just have the stitches all bunched together, because I’m magic looping. Well, that and the pattern calls for #10s with a bulky yarn, but because this is supposed to be for a child, I’m using #8s, and I think it will look just fine when I’m done. It’s a happy colorway, and I would think either a boy or a girl would be happy with these colors. The colorway is called circus, which makes me inexplicably happy. The easy-care softness of this hat makes it ideal for an unknown child, to my way of thinking.
I also wanted to show you my progress on my sweater, but Sissy had a camera-hogging impulse I couldn’t control.
Seriously, that’s the best I could do with Sissy’s help. I suppose I could have put her outside, but I didn’t bother. Y’all think she’s cute too, right? (We’ll see how cute Anita still thinks Sissy is after this weekend.) I’ve just started into the bust area, if you can see the bottom left portion of the photo, so there’s basically no way I’ll have it to wear on Saturday. I still have three swatches to do as homework, along with finding 150 grams of a DK weight yarn for a scarf. I’m betting I have something in my stash that will work, but it’s a matter of finding it.
And who knew my lumbar pillow would be such a nice sweater in progress holder?
Sorry. Gotta go. It’s the House season premiere!