As you know, I started on Debbie Bliss’s v-neck cable sweater for my grandson. I went shopping, spent (what seemed like to my family) hours (they exaggerate) picking out just the right yarn and color. The little guys 1st birthday isn’t until July, but I was excited to get started. So I casted on and began knitting.
What I didn’t do was check my gauge. My error! A huge error! I’ve been knitting long enough to know better. Why didn’t I check my gauge? How long would it have taken? No, I didn’t bother until I was almost finished with the back. Only two more inches to go.
As I was admiring my work, I was thinking that it looked a little narrow for a 24 month size. I got out my tape measure and checked my gauge. Something I should have done when I started. Something I neglected to do out of laziness. Yes, I admit it, I was lazy.
What did my laziness cost me? R r r r r i p! I now get to start all over. I am going to go up one needle size. That should do it. Live and learn. Only one problem. I’ve been living and learning for many years. Shouldn’t that have been a lesson I learned long ago? Is it that I am a slow learner or just old and forgetful? Or ? ?
I don’t think I am going to start on it this week. I’ll take a week off and do something else. I’ve got a few other projects that are supposed to be finished before the little guys birthday sweater.
Lesson learned or the moral of the story: CHECK YOUR GAUGE!!!! Will I remember next time? Time will tell.