Instead of knitting socks last night I felt compelled to begin work on little miss' hoodi. I chose Daisy after seeing it done on Aija's blog. Impressive start huh? Ha ha.
I got the yarn ready to go, the needles are eager... Now here's where I screw up. I hate swatching. I know there are those of you out there that love to swatch. I thought about swatching, I really did. But then I thought to myself, will my gauge really be that far off? Yup. The pattern calls for 5sts/inch, I'm 5.5 and that drops about 2 inches off the total width. Now, little miss is not really a little miss. I need those two inches or this hoodi isn't going to be anywhere close to closing in the front. Here's the dilemma.... I REALLY like he looks of the hoodi but my yarn supply is limited and I started out having just enough to do it. I think. Realistically I should rip it out and add some sts to it to widen it out because I am not a loose knitter by any means and I don't think I can get a gauge of 5 even if I switch to larger needles (the yarn is more of a DK/worsted than a worsted and if I get any looser it will look like lace) but that would mean forgoing the hoodi and making it a cardi. Did you notice in the pooling in the photo? Here's another poor shot of it for you.
Now ordinarily I don't really mind pooling in socks. I don't think I am liking it in this. Throw on a few more sts, perhaps even out the pooling.... I hate ripping though, even if it is a measly inch. Oh well. Any thoughts?
Sorry, no pics of the minions today, little man wasn't feeling too well this afternoon and how many times can you post a picture of a sleeping infant? Although I went to the store today to find some Soy products for little man. I suppose this whole allergy thing will make me eat a little healthier but man is it expensive! How do you get past the yellow coloring of the milk? I'm having a little problem with that.