Pipers Journey....and a journey it has been!
First let me begin by saying I received this pattern for my birthday last year
from my friend Andi over at My Sisters Knitter
Thank you Andi!
It is a Quince & Company pattern (Andi knows me well :)
I ordered Quince & Company yarn (heavenly yarn)
now...had only they included a little note in my package that said
DON'T FORGET TO KNIT A SWATCH TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!
they did not
i did not
i don't really blame Quince & Co., i know better...i really really do
i have only myself to blame :(
this is pipers journey take 1
pretty little bandanna don't ya think?
it's suppose to be a shawl
( it was a very little shawl)
i knew in my heart it was small but i thought it could be a nice scarf
(it was even little for a scarf!)
i had completed the pattern & thought hmmmmmm
the picture on the pattern wraps around her neck twice...
mine wrapped once, and barely that
the above picture is done
except for the lace section which doesn't make it longer, only a few inches wider
but i forged ahead & added the lace
(insert cuss words here)
(insert more cuss words here)
so gauge is important you say
ok, i'll give this gauge thing a shot
suggested needle size 6....well you see how that worked out
so i tried size 7...nope
size 8...right on the money
this is pipers journey take two
it's already bigger than journey 1 and i'm only half way on the length
so lesson learned
gauge does matter
(take everything everyone ever told you about gauge & insert here)
to be continued....