Monday, May 7, 2007

no such thing as a quick knit

So now that I'm on the third attempt to knit this quick knit pair of socks... sigh. The third attempt is also being frogged. Instead of just working on my sizing issues I opted for a different pattern. But after completing 5 inches of it I decided it just wasn't right for the yarn or the recipient. So I frogged and started over. Again attempting a different pattern. This time just a plain pattern. Nothing fancy at all. But what fun is it to recieve plain socks? I'm sure they would have been well recieved and loved. But again I'm frogging. I'm not sure if its me or the yarn. The yarn is doing well and I still really like working with it. But it is reluctant to become a pair of fast knit socks.
I've decided to go ahead and send the package without the socks. Its a suprise package (well sorta) and suprise socks (well sorta... I know she reads my blog... heck it her blog too. and she also reads my lj. I mean what sort of bestfriend would she be if she didn't?).

Since trying to complete these socks I've only managed to squeeze in one repeat of clessidra. I'm about half way finished with the leg right now. They are still fun to work on, I guess. I think I'm a little bored with them. Its the back cable that gets me. I dont mind working the other needles. But when I get to the back cable I just stop. The cable isn't hard and I've pretty much memorized the chart. But I dont really like working on that cable. They are looking lovely tho and I can't wait to finish them. Although I'm afraid I'll get second sock syndrome on these.


1 comment:

Cheryl in VA said...

Sounds like this is a case for "putting the yarn and needles away for a week and scan the web for the perfect pattern and then start again"
You are quite tenacious about ripping and restarting. I think for me the yarn would have gone out the window.
By the way I think I would like to look at your Clessidra pattern. I have just purchased some yarn that I think would do well with that pattern.