I don't even think I mentioned that I started knitting the Gallery Jacket. I also finished it since my last post. It came out great, and I really like it. Aaron liked it too and wants me to make him a ribbed vest similar to the ribbing on the Gallery Jacket. I haven't started anything yet because I have no yarn for it and no money for yarn at the moment, ha. But here is my finished sweater:
I have since started Selbudeath, the socks with the skull design. Now, after all the issues I had with Durmstrang, I thought for sure I'd have the sizing down. Same stitch count to start (100) and same yarn, so I assumed size 1.5's would be appropriate. I had knit Durmstrang on size 2's and had to start all over when they ended up being huge. Selbudeath recommends 2.5's and I thought there was no way that would work at the same stitch count with the same type of yarn. I stuck with 1.5's. I got to the heel, and I couldn't get the stupid thing over my heel. Way too tight. What is happening?! This is crazy. I started over with size 2's and have barely made any progress since restarting. I am just not all that into restarting at the moment. I will get re-motivated and get them done. In any case, the pattern is really cool and was coming out very nicely. So assuming I can get a good fit, they're going to be pretty nice.