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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I think I'll warm up by the fire...

harvesthell

But first, I have to frog this whole damn sock so I can use my size 1 dpn's for kindling. All of this and it is too snug, hard to pull over my heel - and this is for my swap partner - I think her foot is very similar to mine - sooo, back to the drawing board. I think that I will knit a hat and take some deep breaths before I bother to get back to my Harvest Swap Sock. I think I'll just try the same sock again on #2's - I mean, why did I ever think I could use #1's? I have never used 1's - never. ugh. *expletive, expletive, expletive*

p.s. I don't think I have heard from my Harvest Pal, the person who has my name - I'm sure life is in the way...but I'd love to learn a little about you:)

15 Comments:

Blogger yarntini said...

Argh, that's too bad about the frogging :(. The sock looks great though, I'm sure you're pal will love it!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Diana @ Photodee said...

That sux! I hate having to redo things, but I hate having mistakes or things that don't fit more! Good luck! I don't like knitting with US 1s, too small and hard on the hands!

2:23 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Oh honey, that pattern is notorious for snugness:(

3:04 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

OMG - I must be the last to know about the snugness factor - darnit!:) Oh well, this is a good study in patience for me.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous ErickaJo said...

That's a problem I've seen with jaywalkers before. As awesome as they are, they aren't that stretchy, so you've got to be on top of your gauge.

Don't burn the DPN's. I'm sure you can use them to do something interesting, like support fancy cakes, or use in place of Popsicle sticks at the craft table. I have faith in you.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Elemmaciltur said...

You could try and do a size bigger...

4:11 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

Oh! That stinks! I'm glad I know now, though. I'm eventually going to try some jaywalkers & you've saved me some pain!

4:23 PM  
Blogger wiscjennyann said...

Aw... sad! But they do look fabulous. Stick with it!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Auntly H said...

I hope you hear from your pal soon!

I'm craving casting on a sweater - but the sock queue is too long! (and Fratello came today....)

9:49 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

Oh no! But think about how great that sock will be when it fits perfectly!

10:19 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Ack! Before you frog it entirely, can you just knit the heel longer? That way you have more stitches to p/u for the gusset to make it easier to pull on over the heel.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recommend the free Monkey pattern - the pattern is not an overwhelming number of rows, and the results are super stretchy.
Lisa in Toronto

11:16 PM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

Oh bummer :( I guess chalk it up as practice…

It's a really lovely pattern and color.
Jill

5:55 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Oh no! that's so dissapointing. yes, take a break and come back to it later when you're more inspired.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

You know what Stacey, I had to do the exact same thing with a Jaywalker I had started. It was too darn tight and I used size 1's and I also never use size 1. That is a tight pattern and I haven't knit it again. I like a much looser fit with no struggle to pull my sock on. Maybe I will try again with a size 2. It is such a cool pattern.
Hope you are well.

8:54 AM  

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