Well I was pretty sure when I casted on that I needed to go down a needle size for my cardigan. The six just seemed too loose. How lucky I was to be wearing the first cardigan to compare gauge (without measuring) to notice that I needed to switch needles. I only had a couple rows to rip out so it was not devastating.
I know I have stated this before, but I love top down construction. I do not like to sew seams and I like that the bulk of the knitting is done at the very beginning. If you have not tried top down and you are familiar with sweater knitting, you should give it a try. The only negative to top down construction is that there are no shoulder seams which leads to less structure at the top of the sweater.
Today I will be transporting my daughter back to her campus. She is packing as I type. I can see my coffee table (over half) and my laundry duties will diminish somewhat. While I am traveling this afternoon, my husband will be home cooking up a curry for dinner (YUM!). My son will be helping his sister haul various "stuff" into the apartment and hopefully be doing some of the driving. These past three weeks have flown by.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!