When I started knitting Keynote back in May this year, I was thrilled -after only a year of self-taught knitting - that I was able to understand a knitting pattern, of a cardigan, with not only stockinette stitch, but with a twist and a raglan ànd a twist in the raglan ;-)I measured myself multiple times, I swatched, changed to smaller needles, didn't do the full increases again after decreasing for my waist, because I am a bit petite. And still, it's too big again. Am I disappointed? Yes, of course I am. I mean, it took me 4 months of knitting.
But it got me thinking too: it's better to know and be disappointed, then to never know and always wonder. I also learned that when knitting the body in 4.0 mm metal needles, I should avoid to knit the sleeves in 4.0 mm wooden needles. It shows and I didn't know. (I have this weird opposite knitting thing going on: I can only knit in the round on 4 dpn's and I can knit back and forth the best on circulars.)
So I made myself a promise: from now on: only large and loosely cardigans, or socks. And maybe some mittens and a new hat attempt. Because, you know, Autumn is almost there. And I'm cold.
Keep on knitting!