OK...now that we got that out of the way I can go on about my
I found this sweater pattern on Ravelry a few months ago. A knitter I took a lesson from faved it and I like the different versions I saw on Rav. I was intrigued....I liked that so many people actually knit it using the very cheap yarn Caron soft from Joann's. The whole sweater cost $5 to knit...like the whole thing.
And since I spent about $90 on my last knit sweater, that does not fit that great, I thought having a second go at sweater making should be done more budget friendly...just in case sizing was/is an issue.
I will take this moment to say I DO not gauge which is sizing kiss of death...but I have tried and I just don't get it. I knit the rows and stitches and I measure and I am not sure what to do with the info...so I have been skipping that step.
And for this sweater it looks like I guessed correctly . I read lots of people's notes and when it was time for me to knit...I just picked needles I had and went for it.
Most of the sweaters from this pattern on Ravelry are knit with stripes. I was going to knit mine in stripes too...but in the end I could not bring myself to deal with 2 balls of yarn. And the very boring, non risk taking part of me went with navy blue. But get this, my stripe color was going to be gray...very risky in deed!!
p.s thanks guys for all the love you sent my way about my neighbor party thing. It is so cool to feel the support of others and remember that each of us have situations that hurt and life goes on...