Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Third Time's the Charm!

I'm so glad to be done with these socks! I loved the colors in the skein, and the way they were knitting up....until I saw took a picture of them outside and saw the wide stripes. After that, even though I hadn't noticed them while knitting indoors, I couldn't not see the way they looked in the picture.


The stripes weren't the biggest problem. The problem was when I got halfway through the short row heel on the second sock and nothing lined up. Thirty-seven pairs of socks in the last two years and as stressed out as I was then, none of my heels came out that badly. I unraveled it back to the foot and tried to pick up the stockinette stitches, but I couldn't manage it. So I ripped it out and started over.

It wasn't until I made it through the toe on my second attempt at the second sock, set it down for just a moment, and dropped more stitches than I could pick up, that I really started to hate this project.

On my third attempt, I was so careful not to drop any stitches or mess up the heels that it sucked every bit of joy out of the knitting process.

I'm happy they're done and looking forward to casting on in any yarn but this one.

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts and Patchwork Times.

7 comments:

Jeanettebr said...

oh I'm sorry you had so much trouble with them. I think they look great and the stripes are nice. Hoping you can move on to something that makes you smile! have a great week

Donna said...

That crazy pooling thing - it looks like stripes but they really aren't, and then nothing matches. I think they look fine, but I could understand how they gave you a head ache! Onto the next project..

Elaine said...

love your socks! Something I would love to learn how to knit :)

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh goodness you really did get stuck in a black hole of knitting! They are beautiful though, so maybe when you've had some time apart you'll come to love them again :-)

Jenny said...

Knitting socks is on my list of things I want to learn - yours are lovely!

Denise Russell said...

I am glad you stuck through it - they look so nice to me I would not have known the struggle it was for you if you had not mentioned it. Should I give you my address? I've knitted socks for every one but myself - and I won't mind the stripes!!! :-)

brookquilt said...

I am BRAND new to knitting.... they look fantastic to me. I laughed (a good one...with you not at you) when you said the "dropped more stitches than knitted" thing. That's me right now. So new I don't have the muscle memory down so I keep dropping stitches. At least I'm learning how to fix things early on...

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