It's irritating to love the looks of a garment, read over the pattern (okay, I don't read it over very closely), find the "perfect" yarn, jump into the knitting only to find not one but three mistakes! The new Cast On May-July 2005 issue is out. I really love the look of the Cafe Cardigan and have a great yarn for it too! Even got gauge. So, I've cast on and I'm knitting away and lo and behold the number of stitches they tell you to cast on is one too many. Okay, this is really not a problem but can be if one is a blind follower.
The lower border is completed. Now to the fun stuff -- cables and lace. Here comes the next problem.....there are still too many stitches in the pattern. Okay, so we sit down and graph it out to work. Knitting away, here comes the next problem. Now there is a problem with the lace pattern. You have a decrease in stitches and no mention of making up the difference. Okay, insert another fudge in the pattern.
Now comes the next and pretty big problem -- there is no mention of how many rows are between the lace repeats. Insert another fudge.
Okay, now I know you are wondering "G, why haven't you gone to the Cast On website and picked up the corrections for the pattern?" Well my faithful reader, I did and there were no mention of the problems I've mentioned. So if you decide to knit this pattern let me know, I'll send you my fixes.
On to more fun stuff!!! My Secret Pal sent me another package!! Yippee!! She made me a top whorl spindle and sent me a baggie of Romney to spin with instructions (that even make sense). She has been such a wonderful Secret Pal!! Thank you very much Lana. So, when does SP5 start?
Lots of things on the plate for May. My dear Miss Myla will be 16 this month! I'm still reeling over that one. Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is this weekend coming. I'll be there on Sunday with Myla and my cousin, Carleigh (two of my most favorite people to fest with.) MMK Guild meeting is today we're working on "Tilting at Windmills" and are planning to donate it to the Church were we meet for a possible auction item. A dear friend of ours, Megan is graduating this month from George Washington University! Which is in fact the start of the rant at the beginning of this post. I'm hoping to finish the Cafe Cardigan in time to wear to the soiree after Megan's graduation. It will look lovely with my linen dress -- which I've never worn before because it's sleeveless.
Also coming up soon for those in the Annapolis area is Knit & Crochet Annapolis. Next Monday, May 9th at the Borders Cafe in the Annapolis Mall starting at 7:00pm. Come join us! Meeting other knitters/crocheters/crafters is fun. Everyone is welcome!