Our weatherman does not know his Metric from his Imperial. Metric and Imperial are two systems of measurement very different from each other. Canada is a metric nation. Last night the weatherman predicted 2 - 4 centimetres of snow. With 2 1/2 centimetres equalling one inch we were expecting an overnight snowfall of somewhere between 3/4 of an inch and almost 2 inches. Instead we got this.
That looks like an Imperial 4 to me.
I could probably cope with that one disappointment but today I have two. Yesterday I posted that my gauge on the summer cardi currently on my needles was 12 sts over 4 inches. Turns out, I too have trouble with measurements. For fun, last night, I tried on the cardi. Gosh it seemed tight. I double checked the gauge, once, twice, then again and again. Turns out I have 16 sts/4in.
Unfortunately the cardi was being knit to the wrong gauge. It is definitely too tight. My options are to carry on and forever wear it while constantly tugging at it - or - to start over. Guess I'll do the latter.
While it hurts to give up on 12 out of a required 23 inches of knitting,
it does seems as if time is on my side.