It feels so great to finally sleep in and have a day where I don’t have to be anywhere! Yesterday I woke up at 7:30am (an ungodly hour for a Saturday) to be at my school by 8:30 to proctor a scholarship test. Granted I was home by 12 and took a little ‘noozer, it still doesn’t feel as good as sleeping in.
I finished my CPH sleeves! If you were to ask the BF what I was doing on Friday night it was knitting like a mad woman on these sleeves. I got to a point where I just wanted to get them done and nothing – not dinner, not sleep or a few glasses of wine were going to get in my way. I casted off right before we went out to dinner last night. They’re a little on the bigger side but figure that’s good since I’ve read on the internets that the sleeves run a bit tight.
I did have a minor panic attack on whether or not I would have enough yarn left. Correct me if I’m wrong but let’s say you get gauge for a certain pattern and it says you need x amount of balls. It shouldn’t matter what yarn you use because if you get gauge you’ll still need to order X amount and hypothetically no more. Of course that is the theory but not the reality. I’ve come to realize in my short stint as a sweater knitter you probably could need more or less yarn in any situation to get gauge… Thus the rule of thumb – buy more than what you think you need. (Sure, must remember that for Leaf Lace)
While working on the sleeeves I had 5 balls left and was starting another ball for my left sleeve. In my mind I am guessitmating I will need at least two for the hood and one for the trim plus seams. I was in deep panic mode until I casted off the sleeves last night and have 3 completely unused balls and two somewhat used. I should be fine, right?
I ‘ve already used about half of the slightly used ball from above and have about 4 inches done on the hood. I should get another two inches out of that which means that one more full ball would be enough for the hood. This may not be as bad as a nail biter as I thought it was going to be. I cannot wait to get this done!
I hope everyone else enjoys this nice sunny Sunday. My 2nd week of hellish work begins tomorrow so I’m enjoying this while I can.