Happy Wednesday, guys! It's an epic day, 'round these parts. I finished the socks! Both of them, even! Aaaaaand... I got to start on a new project. Very exciting, indeed.
No more about the socks until Friday, as I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I love them a bunch, and they turned out super comfy as a bonus. Yay!
To celebrate, I knitted up a swatch for Lorna Suzanne fully expecting that I would need to go down a needle size. Not so much, actually. I was almost spot on, running a fraction of a stitch bigger than the gauge that was called for. This is perfect, since I'm knitting a size that's just a tiny bit optimistic at this point. I'm still losing weight, but not at last summer's heartbreak rate, so I'm hoping it should all work out perfectly.
With the gauge swatch getting the nod of approval from my Monday Night Knitting pals, I dove in and cast on for the actual sweater last night. 181 stitches. And then I knitted 3 rows of the garter stitch border. All on the wrong size needles. Sigh. Really, I'm just here to boost your knitterly self-esteem. See how much lamer I am than everyone else? You're welcome. Anywho, once I got that bit sorted out, it looks like this...
Breathtakingly beautiful, no? I'm just now finishing the first repeat of lace and am a nervous wreck since I can never tell how lace is supposed to look until it's too late. It looks so easy and yet I always manage to muck it up. Not my strong suit for sure, but really I should be able to do this. Right?
The Peerie mitts are still hanging around, about to be frogged back to the cuff lining since Mr. Right's mom, bless her heart, took one look and pointed out a mistake in the first round of ribbing. More sigh. See?
I really want them to look as great as the hat, so back we go. But with the socks having graduated to FO status, they're the dpn project on the front burner and progress should be faster over the next couple of weeks. Here's hoping.
And now, if you'd be so kind as to leave any examples of dumb things you've done in the comments, I'd be very appreciative of the company. Then, once you're done making me feel better, you should go check out all the other WIPs out there this week. I'm sure they're knitted on the right size needles. Mostly.