I need some gentle words right now and some good advice…I’m so very bummed.:verysad:
I wanted to make this sweater for my nephew for next week for a special occasion. I figured that if I knit pretty steadily, I’d have it done by then, no problem. I knitted a gauge swatch to make sure my gauge was on target, and it was. I had to go up one size needles to achieve gauge which is usually the case for me, so I wasn’t surprised. Anyway, I have frogged this sweater TWICE now because it’s knitting up to the next largest size, which is even too big for my two-year-old (my nephew is only 15 months). By the time he’ll get to wear it, my sister will probably have to put the sweater away for a whole year! WHY IS THIS HAPPENING??? Okay, I can see if I didn’t check my gauge, I’d have to chalk this up to short-cutting, but I [B][I][U]DID[/U][/I][/B], and it was PERFECT. I’m never going to have this done in a week’s time–never. I don’t want to make a mountain out of a molehill, but I just want to cry my eyes out. :waah: It wouldn’t be a big deal if I wasn’t trying to get it done for a special occasion, but I am, and I didn’t want it to be late. Also, we were planning on meeting them next week, so for me to show up empty-handed makes me feel totally crusty. Yeah, I can knit a little mock-up sweater I guess and say it’s a forthcoming item, but I really wanted to have the actual sweater to present.