Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Blues....

Two pair of blue socks finished!
One a Finished Object--
One Finished—Undone, capute, no longer a lingering mistake!

Normally, I like to stop after each row or two, and admire my handiwork.

This is good for my ego, and good for my knitting.
It's rare thing for a error to slip by.

I sometimes tink, (a row or two) but rarely frog. Some times I undo and mend a small mistake with a crochet hook, but rarely do I have a whole row of mistakes. Rarer still, 2 or 3 rows.

But, every once in while, when tired, and knitting at night –in spite of my lovely admiration, I mess up.
I am by nature a morning person, and while in my dotage, I have learned to stay up late, I recognize, I don't think as well after 10 PM --and while I have no problem with the idea of staying out all night partying, I tend not to drive after 10 PM.. I just don't have the same level of alertness late at night.

In the fresh light of the morning, when I looked at my knitting, I saw something that amazed me.
Instead of the lovely lacy pattern.. I find knits and K2tog, and Knits and YO's, scattered about, something like a pattern, but not actually in a pattern.

That was it.
Obviously, I had chosen the wrong pattern for this yarn, for this sock.. and out they came.
I was past the heel, and just about done with the gusset--but no matter. I unraveled the whole thing.

And started over. Toe up this time, on as smaller needle for a tighter gauge, and a totally different stitch pattern.
Time will tell if I have made the right choice this time. Even though this new stitch pattern has sets of K3tog's (not the most fun stitch in the world), I am liking the effect.

But before that, I finished the Sock of Blue Leaves. They look lovely don't they? I am going to post a image on the Lion Brand Gallery.
Maybe the powers that be at Lion Brand will see this colorway, and bring back magic stripes in nicer colorways. I think this color way, while not perfect, is a huge improvement over the Jelly Bean colors I started with!
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