Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Future FABULOUS Socks!

WELL......I'm down but not out!! After three and a half hours of work last night I am back to my original 64 cast on stithes. I think I ripped out 10 times!!

For SOME reason I could NOT get the little bugger joined without losing a stitch! At one point I DID have all 64 stitches (not sure how this happened).....actually knitted 3 rows but discovered I had let the joined area slip and I had a big gap that I wasn't able to pull together.....I believe this was rip out number 7 or was it 8.....but I digress.

I am going to try to run out to the LYS today and have someone show me the proper way to join...I KNOW I am going to feel like a complete IDIOT when they show me! I guess I am just too tired right now! (That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!) LOL!!

Oh....and did I mention I couldn't find bamboo needles which is all I have ever used and had to buy aluminum? Can you say wet spaghetti......GREASED????

I'll definitely be ordering bamboo needles to use for the next pair of socks I knit, (note: I DID say NEXT pair!).....I R.E.F.U.S.E. to let a tiny ball of string and sticks get the best of me!!! So Watch out stringy yarn and slick needles......I'll pick you up again soon and knit you till you are tight, composed and no one will EVER guess you were just a ball of slinky, stringy mess!!!!

I feel SOOOOOO much better!!! Nothing like a good "knit fit" to get your frustrations and hostilities out! LOL!!!!

5 comments:

Emily said...

Tragedy! But just think about how good you'll be a ribbing by the time you get it fixed.

tonni said...

Just another reason to get yourself over to Helena and pick up some bamboo needles at Knit Nouveau!

Yarn Collectors Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Hope to get over for the Mason/Dixon book signing!!

wendy g said...

Don't give up on the socks because you will get it!

bitterknitter said...

I don't think that there is a correct way to join in the round. I do it a bit differently each time, as long as it stays in the connected I can tighten up the join when I weave in the end if I have to. You will conquer this sock!

Or you could do toe-up and not have to bother joining in the round, it somehow just goes around and around.