Friday, January 28, 2011

Fine, I'll Knit the Damn Sock...


This sock-in-progress has been stashed away in a little project bag since last winter. It's my first attempt at fingerling weight socks. As you might have guessed, progress hasn't gone like I had hoped.

Today after pondering what to do with it...finish or frog...I decided to pull it out and rip, rip, rip. Only I had incorrectly remembered just how far I had already knit...6 of the 8 inches at which point I can start the heel.

Sigh...

So even though there are a couple of mistakes really close to the beginning of the cuff, and even though I feel like I will never actually finish a PAIR of these...I can't bring myself to rip it out. And before I allow myself to order yarn for those darn SpillyJane mittens that I can't get out of my head, I've told myself I have to finish at least one project with the fingerling weight yarn that I have already purchased.

So fine...I'll knit the damn socks. And if I'm lucky I might get them done before the end of sock wearing season. And THEN I'm ordering mitten yarn...mark my words!


peace

5 comments:

Kate! said...

Yay! Socks so fun once you get into a groove!

But I like mittens better..... Here's to a good slog through the sock knitting!

Laurie said...

I'm in a similar "KTDS" mode these days. I hate the pattern, I hate the yarn. The only thing that is keeping me going is it's my first pair knit with both socks on one circular needle. I care not a bit how they turn out, I've convinced myself I'm only knitting them to perfect this technique. HA!!!

kshotz said...

You go girl! That is a really lovely color, and the leg looks great in the photo. You'll have them done in no time.

Jane said...

It's good to stay focused! You'll love them when you are wearing them. If you get past the heel then you can carry them in your purse and they are easy. That's always the hold up for me - the beginning (toe up) and the heel. Everything else is mindless (well, if you makeplain socks like I do.)

ifletcher said...

I've been reading your blog since google alerted me to your trip to Wayne for Marissa's wedding. After seeing some of your ambitious knitting projects, I can't believe you are hung up on a pair of socks! That said, I avoided my sister-in-law's advice that I should make some. That is until she gave me a pair she made for my birthday. I loved them and soon discovered that one pair wasn't enough. Last winter I set out to make a pair for myself. Five pairs later and I still don't have my own. I agree with the others that they are fun once you get into a groove, and they make great purse projects-mindless work except while you work out the heel, then more mindless knitting and they're off the needles!