follow up/ fouled up
Since it'll be a while till that's possible (the book buying, I mean) and you know how I love to show & tell... as soon as I can distill coherent words and edit out a few more of the the 1200 images, I'll be sharing .
Meanwhile, back to them new needles:
I cast on the hat I am test knitting, a lovely slightly artsy little hat, on the plane and finished it on location - with the whole Navajo family I was staying with watching to see me try it on . It was too freaking small. What was wrong? Aside from- ahem- the obvious not swatching for gauge?
What was wrong was that it needed to be knit on size 5 needles. Take a moment to absorb the irony.
So now I rip and reknit. And save my size 4 needles for future outings.
One more view on the rez. Mostly the other 1198 images have people or sheep or fiber in them, you'll see.