Wednesday, March 17, 2004

My fingers are all tangled up this morning! :-( Nothing I try is coming out right. Not the technique for starting socks from the toe up -- the stitches and needles are so tiny they boggle my brain and my fingers. Not the supposedly easy baby sock that starts from the top down -- I don't even know what the problem is there, since on my last attempt, I managed to get all the way down to the heel before the needles slid out and I gave up. Today, I can't even get the ribbing to work right for the first three rounds.

I know that there are lots of things I can fill my knitting future with even if I never ever figure out the mystery of socks, but it doesn't make me feel much better. I want to knit socks, darnit!

And if I can't knit socks, I want to knit the euroflax shawl that dh found in a LYS up in Portland on Monday. I've been curious about the linen ever since I saw the dishcloth patterns in Knitter's Stash, but never saw any in person. Now that I've seen some, I really really want it -- and since dh found and liked the shawl, he's willing to buy it! But they only had one lonely skein left in the LYS and the stores here in town don't carry it.

I will get past this. I got past the point where I was sure I'd never do anything but garter stitch. I got past the awful purple sweaters that didn't fit my son and made a pretty red tank top that actually fits on my body. I figured out how to do the cables on my scarf and Alex's hat.

Today just isn't the day for socks.


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