So, I cast on, knit 100 stitches, realized I never made sure it wouldn't be twisted. After I fixed that, I got within 180 stitches from the end of the row and saw this:
Why yes that IS my stitch market cast into my first row. So I had to rip the whole thing out. 380 stithes of cast- on plus 200 stitches that I had knit on size 1US needles.
And naturally the yarn knotted on its own fibers so I was unable to frog. The yarn ripped. Yes, ripped. Plus I had to cut my stitch market out. Sick, I know. That's not the best part. I couldn't salvage at least a yard or two of Malabrigo. Grrrrr.
My mother was shocked that I had to start with 380 stitches when we bought the yarn.
"Isn't that an insane amount of stitches?"
"Yeah. You basically make stitches until you want to kill yourself, and then you add some more."
I bought this on Saturday morning. The unofficial Harry Potter knits. The sweaters were the selling point for me. I've come across few sweater patterns that I love enough that I think I could knit well, maintain my motivation to actually finish it, and then the important part, wearing it. I mean really, I am already in love with Ginny's owl sweater and Luna's vest. They're both in the photo above.
I need some help.
What knitting supplies are allowed in carry-on bags when flying? I'm sure I won't get any knitting done because of the kids but I'd like to bring my sweater. It's on circulars and they're very small needles. Is that allowed?
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