I was swept away with the knitalong excitement over on the Spud & Chloe blog and just had to join in the fun. But first I had to wait for my yummy watermelon yarn to come in the mail. Then there was the obligatory but somewhat tedious gauge swatch. So glad I took the time for the swatches, as I had to drop down two needle size stitches from the size #7 needles being used by our fearless knitalong leader, Susan B. Anderson. The lady at a local yarn store told me that if you knit Continental style, as I do, your gauge will be looser. Good to know. Note to self: always do a gauge first. Even if it delays new-project gratification. Worth the wait.
Meanwhile, there’s been a lot of career excitement around here. Within a few short weeks of graduating with my MFA, I was interviewing for an adjunct position at my new alma mater.
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Wow! Congratulations on the new job. I always have to go down at least two needles sizes. Must be we are very relaxed people.
Thanks, MaryLou! I love my new (teaching) job. I like your perspective on the looser gauge .. yes, relaxed!
Wow. I would like to be able to knit well enough to need to bother with a test gauge! LOL I’m so bad at it that I’ll bet kindergardeners would snicker! Anyway, I loved the color of your yarn and I’m certain as always you’ll do something fabulous with it. Congrats on the cool job interview. Fingers crossed!!
I would love to teach you to knit, Jenny. Just let me know if/when you’re interested.
I totally know the frustrating feeling of having to test gauge when all you when to do is start your new and exciting project. I have learned that the hard way. Good luck!
Yup. I’ve learned my lesson the hard way. Or should I say, the oversized way!