Yarn Along May Sixteenth

Huzzah! I have been knitting AND I have been reading. Even better, I have been reading about knitting. It being Wednesday and Yarn Along Day, you get to see a photo for proof.


For Mother's Day I took some momma-time and went out for breakfast by myself where I had the best breakfast sandwich known to man (Cafe Q in Alameda if you're in the area). Then I headed to my local bookstore and happily found The Principles of Knitting and My Life in Stitches by Rachel Herron. I splurged and bought both.

The Principles of Knitting is a must for any obsessed knitter. Any knitting question you have can be answered by the POK. My Life in Stitches was a wonderful read. Much of the memoir takes place in the area where I live so it made me feel right at home. It was such an intimate piece of writing that I felt like I was getting to know a friend better. The stories are parceled out in such compact pieces that it was an easy read, which is exactly what I need with two young children around me.

Knitting-wise I'm happy that I managed to get into the ribbed part of the diminishing rib.


However, I think the sweater is turning out a little bit on the big side, which sucks because I swatched and got gauge, but it's just ginormous. I'm a little worried that it's too late to turn back now :/ Or I'm just going to put some strategically placed buttons and turn it into an assymetric sweater. Hopefully not emphasized on the ass.


Should I just rip it out and start over? Or should I soldier on? Let me know in the comments.


+1 #1 Tamarakay 2012-05-16 21:05
hmmmmm, just how big are you? Cause I look nifty in purple. Just saying.
0 #2 Angela P 2012-05-16 21:11
Heh. Heh. I'm about a size 10 and I think this sweater might be a 12 or a 14. I think it would look great with your coloring and I'm not above knitting for others. We'll see how it goes!
0 #3 Sarah 2012-05-17 02:29
Rip it! I always carry on and then wish I had fixed it when I first realised!
0 #4 Evelyn 2012-05-17 11:51
Don't you hate how that happens? You swatch and knit for gauge and still the sweater turns out on the large side? I guess you can add some waist shaping but if the area around the shoulders feel too roomy, you'll end up never wearing it. Sorry to say this but I think you might need to frog! : (

Thanks for the great book reviews: POK has been on my list for ages!

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