I love knitting socks. Love it. Sock knitting is about as close to instant knitting gratification as you can get. And yet, right now? I’m so over it. These stupid socks I’ve been working on are cursed. Cursed I tell you! First the damn heel didn’t fit over Isaac’s foot, and then I screwed up on my calculations for the number of stitches required to make the stitch pattern bigger. *grumble* So, I decided to set them aside and start another pair of socks for my dad. 1st attempt–gauge issues. 2nd attempt–realization that I have insufficient yarn for the project. *Aaargh!!*
It’s official. I’ve lost my sock knitting mojo for the time being. I’m pretty much out of the running for the Summer of Socks anyway, and I did get four completed pairs in, twice as many as last year. One pair is even intended to be a Christmas gift, so how cool is that? But I can’t take it anymore right now. These socks have killed it for me.
So, now I’m moving on to other projects. [Ravelry] I’ve got the ruffly scarf to finish. And my feather and fan cardigan. I want to do a couple of hats for Christmas also, as well as a pair of Fetching and of Dashing. Ooh, crap. I’ve planned to do socks for my dad and another pair for my husband (argyle?!) as well. Shit man. I need to get organized.
- Knits for Christmas Gifts
a scrubbie or two
1 pair Fetching
1 pair Dashing
2 double rib hats
2 pairs of socks (dammit!!)
Soakers and Longies (since we’ve officially made the switch to cloth diapering)
Tangled Yoke Cardigan
Indigo Ripples skirt
Sweater of Rassilon
Happy Friday, y’all!
7 thoughts on “Over it.”
Yeah, I know the feeling.
Hope you get your Sock Mojo back soon with enough time left for making them time for Christmas.
I saw your blog on the Ravelry thread and I love your humor! Good work on going to the cloth diapering–admirable!
I saw your blog on the Ravelry thread and I love your humor! And good luck on the cloth diapers–very admirable!
Errrr…. Christmas? Knitting…. must. not. let. brain. explode….
maybe beer would help?
My sos ’08 started out that way with 4 rip-outs before I got the sock right. It’s times like these that I fall back on a standard-issue, top-down, k3 p1 ribbed sock. And your fingerless mitts are a good solution too.
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