I am knitting a sweater, using this beautiful yarn that I bought back in January, during my LYS's big sale. It is Louisa Harding yarn, a angora/wool blend. Rather thin. I cast on my 218 stitches on size 3 needles- gulp- and knit the ribbing that goes on the bottom, then switched to my size 6 needles and started working my way up- it is a cardigan, and I'm doing the back. I had about 4-5 inches done, which doesn't sound like much, but was a lot of work- counted my stitches, and I was WAY OFF!!!! I'm not sure where I made the mistake, it had to be either on the cast on or the decrease row a few rows later.
COUNT, COUNT, COUNT!!!!!!! I just ripped out all that work- it was just starting to look like something!! I contemplated trying to wing it and not rip it out, but I really want to do this sweater right. Sigh.......I'm off to cast on another 218 stitches!!