bronwynrh: (Dixon smiles)
Here 'tis...



Getting there!

Also, a few (ok, too many) Dixon pics in hier )

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Jul. 9th, 2009 01:49 pm
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Alright, I'm on Ravelry now, so come find me.
I'm BronwynRH

I need another obsession like I need a hole in the head.

er...

Jul. 9th, 2009 12:59 pm
bronwynrh: (knitty)
I just realized something last night, while working merrily on my Moderne Log Cabin Blanket (photos of progress maybe tomorrow).

The pattern sez to use size 6 needles, and that the blanket should be 60" x 50" (150 cm x 124 cm) GAUGE: 22 sts + 44 rows = 4" (10 cm) in garter stitch.

I'm using size 10 needles.

How ginormous is my blanket going to be, and is that a bad thing?

When I get down to the business of making clothes for the kids, I'll have to get this gauge stuff under control.
bronwynrh: (Don't Panic!)
damn damn damn

Lookit here. See what I did?


14 ridges... no, 15 ridges... no, 14... shit



See, now I can forgive myself the newbie massacre of those dropped stitches in the lower left. I did my best to recover them and when I was done, I was able to move on and chalk the scar up to "that's what'll make the blanket mine." But that switchback there? The one that gave me 14 ridges on one side and 15 on the other? What the fuck.

And you know how I realized it? Not by paying careful attention to my work, o no. I was too busy knitting myself into blissful oblivion. No, I decided to check my count. 77. Wait. There should only be 76. I thought I'd got it right after the How Not To Inadvertently Increase self-lesson of two weekends ago! Lemme count again. 77. Lemme count that one more time. 77. Shit. What did I do? *That's* when I took a closer look and saw the switchback.

So, tell me how to fix this... or recover from it, anyway, because I know fixing it will require unknitting all those rows. I can't bear the thought of unknitting all that when I just got the hang of this! Hell, if you can't tolerate leaving me with this travesty in wool, I'll send it to you so you can fix it.

Note to Self: It doesn't matter if the baby is screaming or the house is on fire. DO NOT set your knitting aside in mid-row.

Ugh. Just, ugh!

Also, help?

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