Detour to the frog pond already

No I haven’t cast on yet but the start of the quest has been delayed due to a detour to the frog pond and do-overs on the twins’ sweaters.

The last 3 years I’ve knitted sweaters for 3 children as gifts–twin girls who are friends and my great-nephew.

The first year I had to frog and add 2 inches of length to the girls’ sweaters and had to knit my great-nephew’s sweater 3 times.

The second year I waited till November 1 to start and the girls’ sweaters took longer to knit than estimated so my nephew got no sweater.

This year I measured the girls and, on October 15, I swatched.  I’d picked a pattern but couldn’t get gauge with the yarn I’d selected and really wasn’t happy with the fabric.  I selected another pattern and found that I’d deleted measurements and measured again.  I added 4 inches of ease and thought that would be enough.  I finished knitting the first sweater and wanted to try it on before starting the second.  So I made my great-nephew’s sweater until able to try on the twins’ sweater.

Earlier this week I cast on the second sweater because I felt the only problem might be length. NOT!!! The sweater is too small!!!  Also I made the largest size in the pattern selected.  So I’m frogging sweater 2.  I hope that I have enough yarn to make the sweaters without having to frog the completed sweater which will fit another little girl who’s a friend.

When I finish this post, I will cast on Boheme.  The picture shows a toddler sweater but girls’ sizing has been added to the pattern.  I’d better get busy knitting.

No frogs, no tinks, just knits.


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