I swear my knitting’s been cursed or something.
(Or, maybe I’m just bad at measuring. But that couldn’t possibly be it.)
I’ve been cruising through my latest Flax Light. I used up one skein and added in another. This is my usual go-to baby sweater, but this one is for an older kid, so admittedly this one is taking longer than usual. But still, I was making plenty of headway.
So much so, that last night I pulled out the tape measure to check my progress.
The body should be 9″. I could have sworn that when I sat down to start knitting, it was at 8.5″.
After a couple episodes of Treehouse Masters (which is a delightful show, if you ever need something fun and silly to watch), I’d worked probably a half dozen rows. I measured again, sure that I’d be switching to my smaller needles for the next row.
8. Inches. Eight.
WHAT? How is that even possible? I had added rows. How could it be shorter?!
I angrily worked a few more rows and called it a night.
I pulled it out this morning to take pictures and write this post and, well. You can see for yourself:
What black magic is this? Who has hexed my sweater? Will it ever grow any longer, or has it been cursed to always be just a little too short?
(Or will I get frustrated, knit a bunch of rows tonight, then go and measure it again, and it will be 3″ too long? That’s also a possibility.)
This ridiculous business is why I started using progress keepers. Gonna catch that sweater being sneaky!
Been there although for me it usually the opposite…. measure my sock foot, yes I need 3 more stripes to get desired length …. what the heck!!! too long. Funny to see so many Flax sweaters being knit. I’ll be starting one for my hubby soon.