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jeanette, mistress of longears

Try as I might, gauge swatches always elude me! If I can get the gauge to work for the number of stitches per inch across, they don' work for the number of rows per inch!!! Grrr! Have done nothing but dish clothes since I resumed knitting last winter....and turned to needlepoint when I got bored with the dish cloths (though I swear there is NOTHING to compare with a knitted dishcloth- how did I get to be so old without meeting knitted dishcloths?)


I am so happy YOU are smiling in the last pictures and don't have to reknit your swatches. I have done many gauge swatches (even crocheted a few)and they are important but not my favorite thing! So what is the name of this cool pattern you are knitting? Some of us might like to do our own knit along from the cyber world!!!

Gail Hollis

You have the most wonderful blog!!! A mid-westerner can always spot their kin. Thanks for your great sharing spirit. Loved the sweater and like Claire would like to know the pattern info.

Nancy Lynn

Well I can't really tell who needs to redo their guage sample but I would guess by the comment that it might be you. I love to knit. I learned to knit when I was in grade school and knitted many a sweaters, etc. Got away from it and go back to it periodically. My sister got me involved in knitting boot slippers for the Navy guys on my nephew's ship a few years ago. I think I did 60 or 70 pairs. The part I hate most about knitting is sewing it together.


Hey! I never considered that some of you would want to join in on the knitting fun. I put a link to the pattern above :-)
Oh and by the way - Ann, our class model with the big frown on her face is the one who had to re-do her guage.
And one last thing... Jeanette you are completely correct in that there is nothing that can compare to a good handknit dishcloth.


I keep knitting a supply of hand knit dishclothes...great gifts, my friends love them after first trying them, now want nothing else to wash dishes with. My fave patterns are Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth and Double-bump Dishcloth, a 4 row repeat, goes quickly and looks so good.

I also knit with a group who meet at our local Barnes & Noble bookstore in the coffee shop since our yarn/quilt shop closed last Oct. Boo Hoo!

Please keep us posted on the knitting projects so we can join in too. The thought of knitting a sweater in our blasting summer heat is just not appealing to me. Supposed to be 110F with 40 mph wind today...UGH So I'll pass on this one. Can't wait to see how your project turns out.

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