i had the feeling that when i set myself the challenge of "a sweater a month" for 2008, i was going to learn a lot. and it's true - i've already had my first lesson, and i'm only on day four.
and if, like me, you haven't listened to your oh-so-clever brain when it told you this at the beginning of the sweater, and kept knitting through two full balls of yarn before finally acknowledging that there was a problem, this might happen:
double sigh. however, all is not lost - the beauty of the chunky yarn and big needles means that by this evening, i should be back where i was this morning (which is progress, albeit of the alice & the red queen sort). and this time, i've done my math, and my measuring, and more math, and more measuring, and i've concluded that the pattern is completely & utterly wrong & i should just wing it from here. after all, what's the worst that could happen? (for the answer to this question, reference the above photograph).
& in case anyone's wondering, info on january's sweater can be found here, or here if you're on ravelry. but whatever you do, don't believe the pattern when it tells you to cast on so many stitches for the body (unless you're actually eight feet wide, that is!!)