Oh Joy of joys! Work is canceled today, well for me anyway. We’re having a snow storm and there was freezing rain and sleet during the night. When my alarm when off at 5 I thought – no way am I going in before 8 (I usually go in at 7) I’m waiting until daylight and the roads have been cleared. I went back to sleep and got up at 6. The first phone call came about 6:30, the library wouldn’t open till 10. So I sat, drank coffee, watched it snow and knitted away on Wicked. The second call came at 8, the library would open at 2 with a skeleton crew and because my position doesn’t man a desk today I dont’ have to go in at all! Wooohooo! A free day! I am so happy! 🙂
I want to work on Wicked most of the day, but, BUT! I think Wicked might be too big. Please ignore frizzy bedhead and pasty white skin. When trying it on I keep having to pull it down to keep the neck from slipping way up and well I’m thinking I’m gonna run out of yarn before I get to the end, I just started with my second to last ball. I did gauge I swear! I had to go up a needle, size, I’m thinking that might be the problem. I think the, er, chest area fits ok, so I’m worried going down a size or needle size will affect that. Ok I just checked gauge and I’m getting 20 st x 30 rows vs the 18 st x 26 rows. I really like the sweater, but I think I need to face facts and frog, what do you think? Do I go down a size in the pattern or go down a size on the needles? I don’t have my notes when I did gauge with the 7s but I’m pretty sure it a lot smaller, I tend to be a tight knitter.
Edited to Add – Correction as both Julie McC and Turtlegirl pointed out I would need to go UP a needle size not down to get gauge. Sorry I blame not having enough coffee and, well, panic. 🙂 I used 8s, so I’d have to go up to 9s
Also I am using the Artyarn Supermerino