I was just flipping through a yarn catalogue (WEBS, if you must know), when something caught my eye. You ready for this?
THE BLOODY DAMNED KNITTING NEEDLES ARE THE WRONG GODDAMN SIZE.
That's right. Addi Turbo size one knitting needles are 2.5 mm. Everything else - double points and all other circulars - are 2.25 mm. That means by knitting the swatch on 2.25 double points, and then knitting the sweater on 2.5 mm circulars, I am guranteeing that the size of the sweater will be off.
They are, technically, both size ones. I am telling myself this is not my fault, but the fault of the the jackasses in the government who refuse to switch to metric and leave us with this idiotic, outdated imperial measurement system. BUT THEY AREN'T THE ONES KNITTING THE SWEATER, ARE THEY??!
I am now going to pound my head on a wall.