Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Good and the Bad

The 'Baby's First Christmas' ornaments are complete!  
I will hang then on the tree just before the kids get here! 
The rest of the day I spent paring down the studio so I can convert it to a guest room area.
I do like the wide open look!  
This is sock two which would be good news if I finished sock one.
But I didn't.
I quit.
That knitter's quiet voice that tells you something isn't right but because you are enjoying the knitting you ignore.
Bad decision. 
The sock is too narrow.  It has four less stitches than I usually have for my socks (56 sts).
Four stitches means 1/2 " which means the sock has to be ripped out.
Bad feeling number two is stirring, the yarn for sock 1 is much thinner than the yarn in the skein for sock 2.
Plan A is to finish sock 2, rip out sock 1 and begin knitting it.  If it looks really differently,  rip them both out and make a cowl!

This, ladies and gentlemen, is extreme knitting;  the kind that keeps us on the edge.

7 comments:

  1. Don't you just hate when that happens. The ornaments are adorable though!

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  2. Just this morning, I ripped out a sock two and started over. The color pattern was doing way different things than the other sock. I hope working from the other end of the skein will match sock one better. If not, then the socks will definitely be fraternal twins.

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  3. I've had to frog many socks because the fit isn't right. Now I've made cardboard cut outs of the outline of my foot and I've not had to frog any if I use the card board cut outs. I'll look for the link and send it to you. It is helpful. Nikki

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    1. Your Fish lips Kiss heel pattern is sitting in Ravelry. Give it a try, I've enjoyed mine. I've made a pattern for each of my kids and grandkids so that I've got the size of their foot now for any sock I am making. nikki

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  4. Oh I have been down the "what is that" road with socks before. In fact, I was on that road last night. ha! I had rip back as well. Sigh.

    Cheering you on, even if you turn those socks into a cowl. hehe.

    Way to turn out those baby ornaments!!

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  5. Awwwwwwwww...sheesh! I hate when that happens with a pair of socks. But, out it must go. Ill-fitting socks don't work for ANYONE!

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  6. Use up all of the naughty sock tendencies floating around your house, because I am very much looking forward to cranking on my socks when I come and I want everything to go smoothly! ;)

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