Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that has contacted me about Knitting for Katrina Victims. I believe I have now e-mailed everyone that had contacted me to this point. If you didn’t hear from me, I am truly sorry – please leave me a comment and let me know. I wrote everyone tonight, as I had to take a break from the Internet. First, I had to force myself to get away from the news. It was consuming me. Second, I had to study for my Biology class – I find the reading a bit bland (I would rather read my Chemistry book), and I was going to fall behind if I didn’t spend some time with it. Third, I had to spend some time knitting myself!
Oh, what a fun experience that was. I did my first gauge swatch for my booties. Size 6 US needles, the yarn band matches up to the pattern, 22 stitches = 4 inches. Except my I had 18 stitches = 4 inches. *sigh* Gauge swatch with the Size 5 US needles. 20 stitches = 4 inches. Augh! I need 22 stitches = 4 inches! I finally had to head over to Hobby Lobby, buy some size 4 DPNs and put stitch holders on the ends to make them straight needles. (All of the needles jumped from a 3 US to a 5 US. What is up with that?) Guage swatch with them? 21 stitches = 4 inches. I called it close enough and knit my first baby bootie. I’m halfway through the second one, and then I will stitch it together. I hate sewing my knitting projects, so I am going to have to find some that don’t require it. I think I have a sock pattern in my pattern folder that will work nicely. It is a Ann Norling pattern that allows you to calculate the yarn size and shoe size to get the sock size you want for babies, children and adults.
More updates to follow – thank you again for your help! And whether you knit or not, please help to spread the word. I truly appreciate it!
(I need a cute button, and I have no image software on this Linux laptop. Can anyone hook me up? Pretty please? “Knitters for Katrina” would be great!)