Tuesday, June 28, 2005
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Just refer to page 138 of book...book...book and I won't have to tell the whole story. Although I will say that I SWEAR it was going to be too small for me and now it wouldn't fit a gorilla. AND I was ALMOST right on gauge. I had to go up three needle sizes to even come close. I blame the yarn. Not that I don't love SWTC Oasis, it is soft and wonderful, and the colors are to die for and it stretches, a lot, when wet blocked. Yep, won't be wet blocking it again.

On a good note, the pattern was lovely and Annie is doubly lovely. One silly little question and she emailed me back right away with an answer. It is an easy, easy to follow and really only a moron could mess it up. Yeah, that would be me.
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What to do, what to do. I thought about soaking it in hot water to make it shrink, and haven't found any horror stories, I mean reflections on that idea in book...book...book, so it may work. Or, just frogging the thing and using a more appropriate yarn that will get gauge on a more appropriate size needs.

While I ponder the solution to the hugeness of my silky, ribby, mini cabley, lacey corset. I decided to work on the cable and rib socks from spring 05 IK. There's nothing like a sock to make a girl feel right with the world.

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mmmm...lorna's laces...mmmmmm.

book meme...saving it for tomorrow. I promise I'll post it. 
Oh it looks so lovely!! If you have any yarn left over - what do you think about making a swatch and machine washing/drying it to see what would happen? I almost wrote to put the corset itself in the washer/dryer but then got reallly scared about messing up all that pretty yarn......
Well, it is very pretty. Maybe you can befriend a giantess... Or wear it as a corset coat type thingy.

No wet blocking, got it.
I say machine wash the sucker, bake it in the dryer, and see what transpires. It's what I'd do.

I am a very flighty knitter, though, and would never pass the swatch everything many times test. Sad. And it's my own pattern...

Let me know if I can do anything to help!
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