short and sweet

hi secret pal! here’s my questionnaire. ;)

and to everyone else, i need some help! i’m starting knitty’s topsecret (i am determined to make a sweater that is comfy and big on me!) but i’m immediately thrown off by the gauge. it says ‘12 sts = 4” over st st using size 10.5 needles’. ok, that’s 12 stitches horizontally, which hallelujah, i do get on 10 1/2s, but what about row-wise/vertically?

also, if you made this, what size did you make – do you wish you’d gone up or down a size?

i must report that yesterday i walked into a gorgeous local yarn store (with usually a snobby staff, but yesterday someone actually came up and asked me if i needed help and seemed really sweet; oh and tracy ullman was in there buying all this beautiful $$ yarn!) and walked out without buying a thing. i was pretty cranky for the next hour or so but it still counts as quite an accomplishment. (sad, really.)

it’s a beautiful sunny day and my apartment is a mess. so, off to do laundry and some mopping (yuck).

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