Thursday, September 13, 2007

Check your Gauge: Reason #439902

Looking Scroogey!

Possibly you're reading this and have no idea what I'm talking about. Or maybe you saw the title and felt guilt. If you felt guilt, then call me, we're in the same boat.

I never check my gauge.


I know, it's horrible. Maybe once or twice, if I bought an expensive yarn (thus the once or twice) or had a project I was really keen on. Otherwise, I skip that part of the knitting - or crocheting - process entirely. Some part of me shudders when I think about it. Knit, but not create? It's like wasted knitting time!

The smart people out there, the ones who floss daily, and remember to water their plants, are shaking their heads.

Don't worry, I've heard the argument, and I've learned the lesson. Many, many times.

There was the baby hat that could fit a barbie doll. Or the sweater that could fit my car (I have a small car!). And then that time I meant to make a pillow cover, and ended up with a wallet.

Normally I roll with it. Just 'learn my lesson' - Jeez! I should really start checking my gauge! - and then move on.

Ummm...Until today.
Here's the Scrooge Hat Preview:

Ughhh, I know, and I'm not even done!

This is your head, this is your head in a hat that wasn't gauged.

I'm going to finish the hat, and not try to change anything. It'll be fine, just too big for me. Next time though, I'm checking my gauge!

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Haha, too funny! You just need some big-headed friends :)

I never check my gauge - but most of the time I figure it doesn't matter: say, with toys, shawls, blankets, baby stuff (hey, they'll grow into it, right?).