Sunday, June 12, 2005
Can you hear the screams of frustration? Can you hear the pain in the screams? The Ribbon Xback is causing those screams. I did gauge. I swear I did. I did 2 balls worth of knitting and measured and it was SO not right. So I ripped. I started again, and that's the picture you saw in the last entry. This time I swatched yet again, used bigger needles, and everything was great. I measured, and measured, and measured. I measured like it was going out of style. I started the left front and thought, wow, I could have this done and wearing it on Monday. Then I read a comment from the last entry on trying it on. So I did. And I cried. It's about 2 sizes too big. That seed stitch combined with the ribbon yarn is very stretchy. So out came 4 balls of yarn. I started again, 2 sizes smaller. And I really did make sure the stitches weren't twisted. I make socks in the round all the time...I know how important it is. 4 rows later, guess what? The stitches are twisted. Out came 4 rows, and all the balls of ribbon yarn have been put away until I can bear to look at them again.