Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dear Yarn Harlot

Dearest Stephanie,

You don’t know me. You may or may not read my blog. Still, I need to apologize for a terrible terrible thing.

It started innocently enough with some really nice sock yarn. It was Fleece Artist Casbah (have you tried it? Very nice. Highly recommended.). I was a bit worried about the Casbah and the yardage and making socks and having enough and blah blah blah.

Anyway, I decided it was time. Time to try my hand at toe up socks. I had Cat Bordhi’s YouTube video (now may be the right time for a strong sense of foreboding btw) of the Magic Cast-on. I tried it with dpns. Not successful. Trying to knit the first round was impossible. I tried again with a dpn and circular. Much better! I was on my way. Happily switched back to dpns all around and off I went.

Everything went well for a long time.

Foot? Sailed through.

First ever short row heel? Not. A. Problem.

Ha ha! I am a knitting goddess!

Onto the leg.

Laugh in the face of knitting!

Note serious laddering due to rib pattern chosen for sock as ribbing pattern now extends around whole leg. Remember that I always have laddering no matter how much I tug at stitches.

Laddering is really noticeable. Unacceptably noticeable.

Consider ripping back. Remember that laddering not likely going to get better.

Contemplate alternative solution. Reject it. Knit another row, tugging hard! Thank Fleece Artist for including nylon in sock yarn.

Think hard. Contemplate solution again. Accept dawning realization that solution is the only one.

Pull down box-o-knitting supplies. Get circs. Start knitting one sock on two circs.

Like it. Like it very very much.

I’m sorry Stephanie.


betseydoodle said...

Come on over to the dark side!

betseydoodle said...

hey girl...

I'm loving the blue ;)

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

You are aware that she is not the knitting police. And let's face it, you have Cat on your side. That should be enough ammo for anyone.

Jeanne said...

That is so sad...DPNs are the best way to knit socks! :-) Can't wait to see them though!

J. said...

woot another convert! that's all i ahve to say about that because I will rave about how much better it is and offenc all sorts of readers

Marie said...

Or you could do like I do ... and refuse to knit socks altogether. That will really get the Yarn Harlot mad at you. =)

BTW - When I do use dp needles, I constantly switch the placement of my stitches. "When you reach the end of a double-pointed needle, always work two or three stitches from the next needle onto the working needle. Doing so will move the boundary between needles and will help prevent ...(ladders)." by Ann Budd.