"Maybe the reason you're having trouble getting gauge is because you keep spelling it wrong."
What? Me? Poor speller? How dare you! I won a spelling bee in elementary school!
I got 90's in high school English class! I baulk at grammatical errors!
But alas, 'tis true. Even with the aide of computerized spell-checking I have been spelling the word gauge incorrectly for ages.
I think somewhere along the way, I made the decision that I was spelling the word correctly and it was the computer that was in the wrong. (You know, like when you type a word with the Canadian/English spelling such as "colour" and the American spell check tells you it's a mistake). I don't know how I came to this decision, but I stuck by it, even though each time I used the word, the automatic spell-checker would highlight it as WRONG-WRONG-WRONG! I can assure you, I have learned my lesson and shall never make the mistake again. I have been accused of a lot of things, but bad spelling? The horror!
The good new is, along with finding the correct spelling of the word, I have found the correct gauge for my Phildar swing jacket:
I cast on the back the other night at Stitch n' Bitch. Thanks again Laura for a)correcting my spelling, b) double checking my gauge (not guage)swatch and c) making a killer chocolate mascarpone cake!
In other news; I have been blessed by Twinkle! On Wenlan Chin's website, she has a bit of a contest going. If you send in pictures of completed knit garments from her book Twinkle's Big City Knits, you can win a gift. I sent in a picture of my Best Friend cardigan, and while I was at it, I mentioned there was a mistake in the pattern. I was a pleasantly surprised to receive a reply:
Thank you for pointing out the mistakes. Will definitely post it onto the correction board. The sweater looks great on you.
I've worn the sweater once and people seemed to like it, and now the designer herself said it looks great. I suppose I should get over my "phneh" feelings about it!