Sunday, January 28, 2007 

The Knitting Gods Hate me or Let Them Eat Soup

I have no pictures for you.

Reason #1- I made a beautiful sweater using a top-down raglan pattern from Knitting Pure and Simple. Then I wove in the ends, and "all" I had to do was block it. I washed it, took it out: It was HUGE. Now it is in a pillow case in the dryer (for the third time) after my useless attempt to shrink it in the bathtub. Then the wash. What am I missing about blocking? The sweater fit fine before. It fit well, which is an accomplishment.

Reason #2 - I've mentioned it before and I still fall for it every time. Socks knit big. One would think 80 sittches on size ones would be too small if anything. Nope, too big. Ripped and going to start over.

So, in an attempt to comfort myself with something I'm fairly certain I can do right, I will make soup tonight. Fingers crossed it doesn't accidentally turn into babyfood or something odd.

UPDATE- The sweater is no longer long, but it is still wide. Ideas? I am very sad.

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