Wednesday, June 6, 2012

If At First You Don't Succeed...

try, try again, right?  The sock in the last post was ripped out Thursday night after I got the heel flap done (why is it looking so funky???) and realized I had only cast on to 3 needles instead of 4.  I've never been a whiz at math, but even I should be able to figure out 16 + 16 + 16 does not equal 64.  You'd think, anyway.  So, the sock was restarted on 4 needles and I started knitting away.  Until Saturday night.  When I had gotten a few repeats of the leg done, tried it on and saw that it was too big.  So it was ripped out again.  On to the size 0 needles.  I have the leg done and it appears to be fitting well.  I hope to get the heel flap done, the heel turned and the stitches for the gussets picked up.  Whew.  The pattern itself is not a problem, fairly easy as long as I don't zone out too much and forget when to stop at the end of the round (yes, even with a stitch marker to remind me).  For anyone interested, I'm loving my new Hiya Hiya DPN's I picked up last week. And this beautiful skein of Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk Paints (85% merino superwash wool/15% mulberry silk).  This stuff feels heavenly! 

And the sock:

Paton's Stretch Sock Licorice

The pattern doesn't show up well in the picture.  A tiny bit more progress on Sancuary of Knowledge.  I probably would have stitched on this more if it wasn't for the sock fiasco.

HAED Sanctuary of Knowledge

A little fairy is making an appearance in the lower left corner of this page at the edge of the column.  And a pitiful few stitches in Nature's Little Helper.

HAED Nature's Little Helper

Happy Stitching.


  1. Everything looks awesome! And every few stitches counts.

  2. It all looks great! Love the Library of Knowledge and the colors in Nature's Little Helper!

  3. Your stitching looks awesome ;-)
    Some knitting projects don't like to be qorked, I sometimes think... I admire you because you tried the sock over again and again, when this happens to me I am usually frustrated and put the project away for some time
    I hope the result is worth the trouble =)