So, I’m taking this “Toe Up Sock” class at my LYS. We were to make a swatch simulating “in the round” by carrying the yarn round rather than turning and knitting or turning and purling. So, I got my 40″ #2 (3MM) and knit my swatch before arriving to class.
Well, Mom has been telling me, “Oh that’s ok, you’re a tight knitter anyway!” when we talk about our sock class (we’re taking it together). And I keep thinking, “Huh?!” Must be how I knit when I was learning how to knit from her. I’ve lived far from home until recently. So, we haven’t had many chances to knit together.
Well, we get to class and the lovely teacher says, “Oh my, this is quite loose – we’ll have to go down at least a needle size.” I’m thinking, “Wha?” A 2 is already small – can you fathom holding something that’s 3mm in diameter? Well, imagine being told you must go to a smaller diameter. They put me on a #0! That’s 2MM. It’s like holding twigs! Smaller even!
And – even at that small of a needle size with a DK yarn (Sock Duet DeKay) my gauge is still larger than Mom’s and the other ladies in class! They’re thinking I shouldn’t work with fingering weight for socks as it probably won’t be tight enough for comfortable wear. Wow! Little did I know, I’m a Loose Woman! Shall I start a “Loose Women” group on Ravelry now? Hee hee!