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Doh!

Posted on Oct 07, 2008. 5 comments

Sometimes the simplest of things elude me.
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Resulting in catastrophic gauge issues. Just be glad my finger isn't on the button. Because I can't distinguish a between US 3 knitting needle and US 6 knitting needle (that's a 0.75mm difference, very visible to the normal naked eye).
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At least I can keep my units straight. The gauge swatch knit on the size US 3 knitting needles was a half an inch smaller, meaning my sweater was 6 inches larger than it should have been. And also? Knitting a thick yarn on such small needles made my hands hurt. To which I say...Doh! It's a good thing I learned a long time ago being normal is not one of my attributes.
Toddler Tracker Hat
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I'll be amending the current Tracker Hat pattern to add the Toddler size soon. Meanwhile I'm running three patterns on sale for the Holiday Season.
Mama Janes for $3.99
Baby Janes for $3.29
Follow the Bouncing Ball for $2.49
All three are fast knits, perfect for holiday gift giving!

Comments

  • Posted by Carrie K on Oct 07, 2008

    But they’re the same color. Surely they’re the same size.
    Actually it’s slightly unnerving to me that I can distinguish most needle sizes nowadays. It’s helpful, mind you, but unnerving.
    That cap is cute! Maya is cuter though.

  • Posted by AlisonH on Oct 12, 2008

    It took me a moment to get the title of that hat. Toddler Tracker. You could find her anywhere in that color—well done!

  • Posted by Andria on Oct 07, 2008

    I can see pictures!

  • Posted by Michelle on Oct 07, 2008

    I put them in flickr just for you! Hoar.

  • Posted by Lori on Oct 07, 2008

    gauge, schmage. I bet the sweater is still beautiful.
    I love the hat!

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