so, it's been kind of a frustrating evening. first off, isa's been sick the last few days and seems to be a bit more difficult than her usual bubbly self. she seems in pretty good spirits, but she's also pretty snotty. poor thing.
I finally decided to see when my applecare runs out, since the fan in my computer has been making odd noises for the last few months. that's right, months. turns out I have 4 days left to do something about it. so, I reluctantly drove herbie (the powerbook) out to the nearest apple store, which isn't all that near, only to find that the genius bar was booked for the rest of the night. I'd only missed about 15 minutes of olympic coverage, so that was good part. the bad part is that I'm going to have to go back again tomorrow or the night after. *sigh*
but after dinner and taking care of the usual evening business, I finally got to go back to the sweater, which is not being all that cooperative. it's looking smaller than the measurements given in the pattern. and it certainly looks like it would be difficult to zip over someone's potbelly. I should be blaming myself for not swatching last week, but I didn't think anything would have really changed since the last time I started this thing. maybe I'm tenser than I was last fall or I remembered the gauge incorrectly or something I can't quite figure out. at any rate, it seems as though I'm knitting at a much smaller gauge than I should be and it's just not going to fit! although, I haven't made nearly as much progress as I would have hoped and only have about 5 inches finished. but I feel like I have no choice but to frog it all for a second time. and since four days have elapsed, I am really doubtful that I can get this done.
would it be bad form for me to do an easier sweater from the same book? I mean, isn't this like a figure skater throwing in a double toe loop for a triple at the last second because he realized that it was do a double or fall on his butt? I think I could go for a double. like a double scotch. and as long as we're on the topic of figure skating, these guys have some serious cheesy outfits. since when did 007 wear one black glove and a sequined vest? ridiculous, I tell you!