Saturday, May 5, 2007

On my way back....

from the frog pond that I have been calling home! Sorry about the lack of updates this past week. Life has been crazy as always. My DH (after numerous interviews and lots of prayers) finally will be employed again starting next week! He will be starting at Home Depot in the plumbing dept. which he is thrilled about because the money is good and Home Depot is one of his favorite places!

On the knitting front, Wicked has not been so nice to me. I worked through most of the raglan increase rows only to stop 10 rows from completion because it just looked HUGE! I put it all unto scrap yarn and tried it on and I decided to just stop the increases there because it was already on the edge of being too big and I didn't want to risk it. So, I start knitting the pattern again after putting the sleeves on holders and get about halfway through to where the waist will start to decrease and I decide to try it on again to check that I am on the right track. Lo and behold, it is about 3 inches too big on either side! I comtemplate trying to just work a lot of the decrease rows to get it to fit, but in the end I just slowly and carefully rip the progress I had made out and go back another 10 rows on the increases to start there again.

Here is the monsterous piece before I frogged it. It may not seem big laid out like that but trust me, it was. Other than that, knitting this has been really fun and I hope now that I have gone back, it will work out much better. If not, then you'll have to save my a seat on that liilypad and I'll start over. We'll see......

4 comments:

sgeddes said...

Glad to hear about the job! Great news.

My wicked has bene on hold - but I'm hoping to pick it back next week. I love that color your working with.

knittygurl said...

Thanks! It is dreamy to work with!

Jess said...

I had noticed when I joined the KAL for wicked that people were always wishing they had knit the next size down, including me. Maybe you should try doing a smaller size?

knittygurl said...

If this doesn't work out, I might just rip it apart and do just that!