2/16/08

Its Friday Nite, just got paid, the party's pumping..... feelin' alright... or something like that....LOL

Well last nite, I was happy as all get out that it was Friday, mingled with the family and enjoyed watching my daughter get ready to go out to a club.... Oh, how I remember those days. Then I sauntered off to my craftroom, with my yarn, pattern and my brown juice in hand. I did a swatch and thereafter cast-on for the sweater and was feelin' alright.

Please remind me that its not good to Drink while Swatching.... when I got up this morning, I decided to get in some more rows and immediately noticed that what I'd did so far looked too big or rather too long. I put what little I'd done on a lifeline and it was 24" wide... ugggh!!! It should've been 16", so I pulled out my swatch and just stared at it... like where did a I go wrong. Oh, I know it was the brown juice that fogged my judgment....lol. I ripped out what I'd done and started over. The pattern called for using Cotton Classic, which yields 20sts & 32 rows = 4", and I decided to use Donegal Tweed yarn as a substitute, and my swatch yield 18 sts & 26 rows = 4". I believe I figured it out correctly this time and what went wrong, I cast-on for the large and should've casted on for a smaller size to get the correct measurement and go up a needle size. So after reading about yarn substituion on Cosmic Pluto Knit and Samurai Knitter... I will press on....lol.


I think the yarn companies should put a warning on their labels.


Warning!!! Get Gauge with a Clear Mind.....lol

13 comments:

Cas... said...

Gurl leave drinking brown juice and knitting is a recipe for diaster! LOL! Woo! That was funny. I hope you got it together now without the juice!

PARTY ON! with some fruit juice right? Tee Hee!

Mary Sarah said...

That is too funny! Love the project you picked out ... I'm still laughing though!

Madelyn said...

LOL, no drinking when swatching!!

del said...

Brown juice, huh? Friends don't let friends drink & knit, lol.

gold said...

Brown juice will do it to you all the time!Ha Ha

Adrienne said...

Girl no drinking and knitting lol you will spend the next day frogging lol

Knitaholictoo said...

No! Absolutely no swatching while getting your swirl on! LOL.

Kelroc said...

That's funny. But next time NO Drinking While Knitting! Love your work.

Cheryl Wray said...

Okay, now I am singing that song in my head!!! lol

Sheila said...

Thanks all for stopping by. Well I managed to get a lot done on my sweater and will have progress pics soon.

Robin said...

LOL on the brown juice and knitting! I've definitely fallen victim to that a few times. I say there ought to be some sort of breathalyzer machine we have to breathe into before our knitting needles will operate!

Nashe' said...

lol.... too funny ...but at least over l you felt good.. until the next day that is !!!!

hope all is well otherwise !!!!

Sheila said...

Hi Kelroc,

I went to your site, but unable to comment.