Damnit!!

I have been working on this afghan for over three years now! So, when I started the last of the eight sections, I was pretty excited to be on the home stretch.

To see how it would look all sewn together, I laid out all the pieces and voila:

Fig. 1: All eight sections with 20 pieces each. 
Looks a bit funny there on the left side, doesn’t it? Well, that’s what happens when you take 3 years to knit something! The tension I use to knit has changed so much over that time that there is one piece (the first piece I knit) is way smaller than the others!
ARGH!! 
So, I’ll be re-doing another section! Thankfully, I’ve been knitting faster lately, and it shouldn’t take me too long. I better do it quick though, so my tension doesn’t change some more and I end up having to redo other pieces!
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Comments on: "Damnit!!" (4)

  1. In one of the Yarn Harlot books she describes this very phenomenon and says it's the main reason to not knit socks a year apart BUT everyone does it. I read this right after I knit a pair of socks that differed in size by a full inch (same needles, same yarn) and laughed my rear off. It's annoying but you are SO not alone.

    P.S. Your afghan is awesome.

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  2. oh wow,it's going to be amazing. Great job! Also amazing how much your tension has changed in that time — I don't think mine has changed one bit since the first day i started to knit — still tight as always!

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  3. Yeah, I had to reknit half of the sweater I made for Evan, the gauge at the beginning and end were RIDICULOUS (and it was a small project!). Blocking the pieces will help too. Your afghan looks incredible though!!! Beautiful work, you should be proud of yourself!!

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  4. Beautiful! I have been waiting for a picture of this. Good luck finishing it the way you want, and kudos for ripping and redoing. I'd probably try to just hack it together.

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