Monday, May 05, 2008


I did not cry but i was about to thanks so much for everyone suggestions and believeme i was going to call. But I was like I will be damned if I let this pattern beat me! I got thinking about it and i felt so stupid why didi I not cast on magic loop way. Crimson Purl told me like magic loop. So I tried agin it didi not work stitches were too tight on the 15's. I said ok try the 5's the yarn calls for 4-5 i just want to cast on inthe round without twisting. and would you believe it worked! now mind you it is way small but cute. I am or should say may make it out of the white cotton /acrylic I got from WS. it looks big enough to fit QueenBW lillte girl. I thought it was going to fit mine but I was quickly mistaken. So i went to the oringal plan. Still thinking that Iwas going to make a sweater for me. I went to AC Moore bought longer 15's 3 balls of microspun (all with 50% coupon I am not rich) Came home and got to it. Still did not work. I refuse to buy the metal 15's ( I will next time) I think I cast on to tight. I swear it is the needles. ANyway I casted on with my 10's they are metal and I am now about halfway though a cute striped sweater for Lela. Now I casted on for a size 14-18 but since i casted on with 10's it fits lela better than me go figure the top is a bit big but it will work but she doesn't really have anything to wera with it but that is neither here nor there. I am just glad I hung in there I did not let this pattern beat me. AC Moore has 6 colors of microspun i need to find a new source. What i do about my too tight cast on for the 15's so that I can make a sweater for me? Thanks again everybody for all your help!


Virtuous said...

Luv the stripes and Lela could wear a jean skirt or cute white shorts with her new top! :o)

So proud of you that you didn't let that pattern hold you down! YAH!

QueenDBW said...

Too cute!! Way to keep at it. When I find that I'm casting on too tight, I use 2 needles to cast on with....I hold the size I need and one a little smaller together and cast on. Then when I knit, it's a little looser and easier to work with.
Can't wait to see Miss Lela in her new top!!

Sheila said...

Glad you pressed on and like the color combo.