Friday, July 09, 2010

Swatches are lying liars that lie.

Yesterday, I knit a nice swatch with that bright red/orange/purple sportweight, and I got seven stitches to the inch. I did the arithmetic, cast on, and knit for the rest of the day. I knit a few hours this morning, and measured again. I'm getting five stitches to the inch. At his gauge, the top would be 12 inches too big around. I'm going to have to pull it all out and start over. Frog it all, anyway. On the upside, the whole top will be fewer stitches, even counting the first few inches that I'll have to frog, than if I kept knitting what I've already cast on.

Saw "Despicable Me" this morning. Nice film: heartwarming, funny. Not as good as "Toy Story," of course, but how many films are?


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