Thursday, January 14, 2010

Totally Tubular

I've been learning a new technique! The tubular cast on. I haven't been blessed with an opportunity to use this particular cast on before so you can imagine how excited I was to attempt to teach myself a new technique on a project that has a definite deadline and utilized size 0 double pointed needles and stranded colorwork.

So for the past two days I've been trying to figure out how to make this cast on work. Wednesday night, I had figured it out. I was ready to roll. Once got going on the cuff, the Knitters Intuition decided to speak up.
'Wow, that sure looks small.'
'I hope that cuff stretches.'
'Did you cast on for the adult size or the kiddy size?'
'Did I mention how small that looks?'

I finally had to give into the voice in my head and came to terms with the fact that I would have to frog and start over. I pulled out the needles and wouldn't you know, that damn cuff wouldn't stretch over my hand at all. I definitely casted on for the infant size.

At least I was only 4 rows in.

I'm going to go up a size and see if that will solve all my issues...

And here's a scale picture, just in case you might thing it was joking about how small it was.
Back to the drawing board.