Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Owls fail (or at least a temporary setback)

I swatched for Owls after finishing Annis. I discovered three things:

1) On 6.5mm needles my gauge is over by 3 stitches per 10cm, and the fabric is far too dense
2) I don't have any suitable larger needles
2) I don't really feel like knitting anything else right now

So, I need to go back to the knitting shop and buy some even larger Knit Pro needles. I'm worried that by going up, up, up in needle size the jumper with use more yarn, but there is nothing I can do about that, except knit it up and spin more if I run out.

In the meantime I am doing some gift knitting and focusing on spinning some red wool. I love red.


  1. oh no! and you have such love for this project it's not fair that it's testing you :(

  2. You Owls will be perfect when it's done though and then we will all be insanely jealous.