read up on how to do them properly. The pattern goes into detail on it, but I remember that it varies slightly depending on individual row gauge. This is where knitting gets nerdy. For the faint of heart, there is an app for that. Still, I'll have to get out a ruler and measure for myself--there's no escaping it.
a yellow sweater, while I've been mulling over what this pile of handspun will become. This week I watched a couple of my favorite miniseries (Emma, Wives and Daughters) which might deserve rereads. Still, it would be nice to start something new after dwelling in already-explored fictional worlds for so long.