Saturday, July 21, 2012

Groucho Marx

"I was going to thrash them within an inch of their lives, but I didn't have a tape measure." (Groucho Marx)

A knitter who doesn't bother to know their measurements before embarking on a project needs a good thrashing, I'd have to say. Here I am almost 50% done on my Lightweight Pullover when I look for the Nth time at the pattern and at the size I'm knitting and think "I hope I'm knitting the right size. Yeah, it says 4" positive ease so I went up to the 38". Great, I should be good. It's weird though that I'm not knitting the smallest size. I always knit the smallest size. I am a 34 though so that's what size I should be knitting. No worries. I am a 34, aren't I?! Hmmm. Maybe I should check?"

Knit an inch or so more.

"Maybe I should check?"

Knit a little more.

"I think I'll check."

Grab tape measure within hands reach the entire time I've been knitting the sweater and measure chest.

"GIANT MONKEY BALLS!!! I'm a 32! I should have knit the smaller size. What is this sweater going to look like now. Is it going to look okay with 6" of ease. It's supposed to be a slouchy sweater, but how slouchy is slouchy before it looks like a sack of potatoes. Should I frog the whole thing. Hell to the no. I'll try it on and then decide."

Lightweight pullover

"Phew, I don't think it looks bad at all. The yarn is deliciously soft. I think it's going to work. That was lucky."

".......... Wait!  My bust is how small???????"

Vicky Secret's here I come.

1 comment:

Denise said...

I can't tell you how many times I've played that game....
Have fun at Vicky's