Friday, October 27, 2006

The Socks of Death

I would like to take a moment to reveal the "socks of death."

Unassuming, you say? Non-threatening? NO! I started these back in August, and for some reason just hated working on them. I'm pretty sure its because the 3x1 ribbing is annoying to do on size 1, really inflexible double-points. (I hate bamboos too.) So, I invested in some knitpicks circulars, which are great! With my new needles, I flew to the end. Last night I spent a full 1 1/2 hours creating the most perfect short-row toe you have ever seen, WITHOUT ever "p3tog tbl." And then I tried them on. And they were too big. So, because I am a genius, I said, oh, well I'll just take some rows out of the top. (Duh, you can't do that when thing are knitted in the round.) Riiiiiiiip.

Instead of getting mad at the socks and throwing them into a corner, I am at war. I WILL conquer you, socks!

I'm also working on this green thing. What is it? I need to keep some secrets, people! (Although most of you probably know already . . .)


reluctantMANGO said...

I know, I know! :) Sorry to hear those darn socks didn't work out for you... the ones I'm making in the same yarn are languishing on the needles, perhaps never to be finished. Curse that yarn!

Amiable Cat said...

How frustrating! Good Luck. I know you will over come them. Great to knit with you last week!

Jen Kelly said...

Nothing is impossible! They are such a pretty color. You must finish them.

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