Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Socks that AREN’T…

ever going to be knitted if they keep behaving this way! Granted, I haven’t knitted in a while, but heck, this is getting ridiculous. I have cast these dang things on about eight times now. It’s just not working. ARRGH!!! The first time I finally got them going they were obviously going to be too small. I am using a pattern that I used to knit the one and only pair of socks that I’ve made, and this sock yarn is much lighter weight than the pattern calls for. So, Mistake #1. No, maybe Mistake #1 was thinking I could knit in the first place.

I asked for help on the Knitter’s Review Forums and got some great answers. So, I frogged what I had done so far. Frogged, you say? Well, in knitter speak that means RIP IT OUT…! Frogs make a ribbet ribbet sound, right? So, it’s not a great leap [pardon the pun] to go from that to RIP IT, RIP IT. Got it? My hard ribbing work lies in a puddle of tangles at my feet. I cast on for about the umpteenth time. I count my stitches to make sure. Right number, okay. I divide the stitches onto three needles in what I think is the right amount on each needle. I work three rounds of ribbing and discover I messed up yet again. I divided the stitches wrong. You know what that means RIPitRIPitRIPit yet again. So, I came back to my computer to gripe.  I’m about ready to throw them in the trash. What’s so great about socks anyway??? Take a good look. It may be the last time you ever see them. Does anybody have any suggestions for other uses for sock yarn?
Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Blue Tuesday



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