There are some projects that made me regret finishing them because the process was so enjoyable and I loved knowing that they were in my knitting bag waiting to be worked on. Well, this wasn't one of them. I did a song and dance when I finished Turmeric, which is a wonderfully written pattern by the ultra talented and stylish Veera Valimaki. The yarn (madelinetosh Tosh Sock) was also a pleasure to knit with. So what was the problem? Me, of course! Or to be more precise, my lazy tendencies. I started out knitting the extra small size, but since my gauge was off, instead of ripping back, I fudged the numbers a bit which resulted in a larger than desired garment. Also, since I didn't wash and block my gauge swatch, I was caught off guard by how much the fabric grew after washing. The neckline ended up being a little too reminiscent of Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. And all this could have been avoided if only I had made a proper gauge swatch. Lesson learned! But at least it's wearable and the button is cute.
I might give it to my little sister....she's a better dancer.
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