Wednesday, May 10, 2006

No Sock Love

Why am I not loving knitting socks? Is this something I'll outgrow? I've just not had the best of luck with it & maybe it's due to my lack of knitting skills.

.....Maybe I'm supposed to wash my gauge swatch.
I'm using KnitPicks Essential in Cocoa & I first started knitting the KnitPicks Mock Croc Socks pattern. I didn't like it, so I ripped!
Then, I started on the Columbine Peak socks in the Cat Bordhi's Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles book & even when I tried it on I was thinking I wasn't all that thrilled with it....but I kept going. What the hell I figured, what do I know about knitting socks -- I've only done it once before!
I finished the blasted thing, tried it on (feels too big) and I started the 2nd sock.

Oh No! Do you see what I see? Did I get into the "flow" of using this yarn on these needles & now my gauge is tighter?

I can't have this!
I'll just rip the sucker out & start over!

And now ladies & gentlemen, for my next trick, I'll attempt to knit both socks at the same time! This will definitely give me a migraine!

1 comment:

lilsis said...

2:19 am? I see your not sleeping again, maybe that's the problem! The sock looked great to me, but I'm not a knitter so what do I know!