Sock Gauge Fail

I may have been named one of Knitscene’s “8 Designers to Watch in 2012,” but it doesn’t mean that I’m not capable of a spectacular knitting fail every now and again.

[See that shameless little plug I did there? Wasn’t sure how to work that in. ;)]

Take for example exhibit A up there. I’ve always prided myself on even gauge, but both of those socks up there are same yarn, same pattern, and yes, the same needles. Unlike my pal Aimee, my tools aren’t to blame it was all me. It’s like an inch shorter at the foot and the cuff.

Le sigh…

I plan to knit a third sock and see which one it matches up to (fortunately I have enough yarn), but I needed a little break first (especially since I suffered that sock defeat and a Superbowl loss on the same evening).

[SOCK UPDATE ADDENDUM: I recounted the rows on both socks and it seems that my ability to count and not gauge was the issue. On sock one I did a cable feature every 7th row and on sock two I did it every 6th – shorting myself by several rows]

Cookie Monster Cardi

For something completely different, I started this muted Taos cardigan. The official color name is “blue note,” but I have dubbed it Cookie Monster blue. I started it last night at knitting and since it not secret knitting, I’ll be sharing my progress as I go along (and check one solid-colored cardigan off my knit-a-lution).

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