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And that’s the end of that

February 22, 2013
by Erin B

I think I have officially failed out of my New Year’s resolutions.

We just spent this last week at my Mom’s house helping fix up a few reno projects she had on the go.  It was good, but Little Girl and I came home sick.  It is completely unrelated to the trip, but it kind of sucks.

I have cheated on my February pair of socks.  They are not going to be done by the end of the month.  The thing is… I cheated on a cute little shrug.. with Little Girl.  She wanted me to knit her something.  She wanted to knit with me.  How could I say no to that?

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Both sides of the family make faces while concentrating.  She was doomed on that one.

That was a long winded way of saving I have knit a size 4 T sweater in less than a 10 days by completely neglecting my sock project.  I love the socks because they fit in my purse, but the sweater was instant gratification by comparison.  It was knit on needles more than 5 times the size of my sock needles and so felt like it knit up five times as fast.

So now I have one and a quarter socks looking forlornly at me and all I want to do is go find more sweater yarn.  Little girls sweater was knit from stash yarn.  But the only sweater worth of stash yarn I have is from the cursed sweater.  The one I knit and ripped out both sleeves TWICE before giving up and frogging the whole thing.  Which means that if I really want to keep knitting larger gauge… I have to go shopping.

So far I am resisting.  A sweater worth of yarn is a BIG purchase.  $9 -$20+ a skein and I would need at least five skeins.  I do NOT have that kind of budget.  I am holding out.  There is supposed to be a sweater yarn swap in March.  Maybe someone else can use my cursed yarn and I can trade for something that I don’t have knitting baggage over.

PS: It was this sweater in this yarn in petal pink.

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