Friday, August 8, 2008

Grrrrr, my Olympic Challenge

I wasn't planning on doing an Olympic knitting challenge, as I have too many projects in the works or in the cue to take on something just for that. But this morning I happened to turn on the live broadcast of the opening ceremonies and thought, "Hey, I'm about ready to cast on Maria's Tree Jacket sweater, so why not now?" So I did. The pattern calls for as 16 or 20 inch circ size 5mm, so I pulled out my Knitpicks Options, set it up with the smallest cable and cast on. Then I went to work.

When I picked it up again this afternoon I realized the cable was too long. The Options set doesn't come with anything smaller than 24". Oh well, I thought, I'll just have to order a 16" cable (and of course other things to justify the $9 shipping charge). At the website I see that there are no smaller cables for the Options. Why not?! So I figure I'll order a fixed circ in that size (along with other things of course).

Then I remembered I 5mm dpns, so the circ isn't really necessary. Yay! (or Boo! I can't order other stuff). So pull out the dpns and start knitting. I get through 3.5 rounds when I click in that I'm knitting on 4.5mm, not 5mm. Grrrrrr! The whole thing gets ripped and I have to start over. At least the opening ceremonies are being repeated this evening.

Obviously, no pictures.

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