February so far has been a knitting disaster. That sock pattern I was working on with that super orange yarn, I didn’t realize until I was ready to turn the heel that the stitch pattern is way too tight for me to put it on and off (very reminiscent of Jaywalker that I never made), so I had to frog it. After that, I decided to start over and make a pair of Yukon Leaves, which by the way is very pretty indeed. Then smooth going for about 7 repeat of so, then I discovered wee mistake on one of the socks about 2 repeats below. I could’ve easily let it go and move on, but I figured why the hell not so I unraveled to the point of mistake and fixed it. Then on about another repeat later I discovered that one of the needles was half way coming off from the cable! (It’s my trusty, all-sock-purpose 2.5mm Addi!) So I had to put that sock on hold, yet again, until I figure out what to do with it. And yes, I already did contact Skacel and they suggested me to exchange at the store I bought it from (except it’s from online so I have to contact them yet again for alternative option). Now that my main, and only sock needle is out of commission, I had to start something else. So, to keep myself busy and sane, I started on a knee high with 3.35mm circ I got from Knitpicks. I got 2 of the 32 inch ones, so I made two almost simultaneously.
And onto the last (or at least I hope so) knitting doh! of the month. I started on Sesame cardigan. The pattern calls for 2 color stripes but I wanted to use 3, so I had to brainstorm and kinda calculated to fit 3 color stripes, did a halfass swatch, and onto the sweater. Then I was getting pretty close to the armpit according to the pattern but it was way too short. So I measure the gauge and realized gauge was way off. Oopsie. So now I’ve given up on that one for now, started a new swatch, this time with size 8 (remember the pattern calls for size 6 needles) and strangely enough I think I have a winner. I’d like to make a swatch on size 7 just in case, but I think that may have to wait until next week sometime when I can go and buy a pair of needles. So basically that’s on the hold for now too.
So February hasn’t exactly been the greatest, but at least I’ll have knitventful March trying to catch up. Yes, I just made up that word, but I don’t think I’m the first one to come up with it.