With this action I don't know why I was so surprised that my gauge was tremendously off. I've just calculated out what my CO should be and I'm just going to take it from there. My gauge is 5 sts and 7 rows for 1 inch. The patterns' gauge is 6.5 sts and 10.5 rows an inch. So, I'm a lot off. I should sit pretty at a size 8, with most of my concern being the bust line to be big enough, I'm a thin waisted heavier chested young lady, but a CO of 190 sts should do me well. The beauty about making your own garment is you can adjust it to your own needs!
Also, I'm apparently very apprehensive about purchasing 100% wool since I keep buying blends. But the blend is sooo soft. :) And the colors are beautiful! I'm knitting with Bamboo Ewe (pink and purple) and it's a blend of 55%Bamboo and 45% Wool and I'm using Patons Angora Bamboo which is a blend of 55% Bamboo, 35% Wool, and 10% Angora. If I'm correct any washing I do, will have to be done by hand and in cool water and laid to dry. All my sweaters can't be done in wool-ease apparently. :)
I also finished my harry potter sweater! It's short sleeved and puffed and I love it. Slightly short - by like half an inch to an inch but not really noticable. :)
Projects 39 - 41 - Necklace, Bracelet and Earring trio. Altogether it cost me about a dollar which is super exciting and I think the earrings are beautiful! Which, was the first thing I made and what I wanted to make most. :)
Project 42 - I have a lot of randomish beads laying around, and these popcoyn - not popcorn - beads are awesome and I love popcorn so I thought I should make them and wear them to the movies sometime :)
Project 43 - Build a Bear outfit! I built Junie Bin on Friday and Thursday night I decided I wanted to bring an outfit with me to save money... Already knowing I was going to get the new pink hello kitty I also fashioned a matching velcro bow. :)
Pictures to come soon of my swatch for my paperdolls sweater. Which is going to be epic! :)