Saturday: Woke up to a frozen water heater. Got a blanket for it, and foam covers for the pipes. (It's in the garage, and I've never had a problem with it before. Guess 14* is TOO cold.) Came home...and the outside water pipe had busted. Fortunately, it's the one that goes to the critters, and there's a cut-off right there.
Today: plans are to fix the pipe...but I think it may be too cold for that (it's currently 24*. It was 17* at 6 when I got up....I got up because Sweet Geek let the dogs out, let them back in, and didn't put the dumbshit in the crate. She CAN NOT be left loose if no one is up...so I got up. She had already started browsing Himself's toys...:sigh:) Didn't want to go back to sleep after that. :sigh:
Question: If I find a yarn that is the same weight/pound as the "required" yarn, it's perfect for substitution, right? Or am I missing something? Margaret Tudor (which is at the top of my list, at the moment) uses a yarn at 245 yards/100 g. KnitPicks Gloss DK is 246 yards/100 g. Normally, I'd say Yes and run with it...but this sweater is knit at 9 stitches/inch on US 3s. :gulp: (The "required" yarn is normally substituted with Sport weight....DK is slightly heavier, usually....but Gloss DK is the closest match I've found). I'm worried about my wrist - that's going to be pretty firm knitting, isn't it?
Any other suggestions? Should I go to finer yarn? I mean.....I knit a LOT of socks at 8 sts/inch on size 2s. DK weight at 9 sts/inch.....sounds bullet-proof. And hard on the hands. And not really like clothing a normal person would wear.....(I'm leaning towards a nice, deep cranberry, with the rose panels - the "slashing" - knit in white. Then use *1* button over the "overlap" part (instead of the 2 the designer used...that takes away from the look she claims she was going for, in my opinion). Once I get the yarn nailed down, that is. :grin: