Thursday, 10 May 2007

Back to Square One

First, I want to congratulate everyone on their May Day socks! They're all beauties. :) I love seeing all the different yarns, and how they knit up.

Second, I don't know that I'll get mine finished before the end of the month. They currently rank as a WIR (work in regress) rather than a WIP.

I had cast on for the smaller pair using a 2.5mm circular (magic loop), and merrily knit away. All the while, I had a sneaking suspicion it was working up too large, but because I'm a twit, I carried on with the hope it would be okay. Duh! Now that I'm almost to the toe of my first one, I've come out of denial, and decided to rip it out and start over on smaller needles.

Here's where it was at when I started having serious doubts. Even at that point, I still managed to knit quite a few more rounds than this before finally accepting the inevitable.

I haven't yet made up my mind whether to use the same yarn, or choose something else instead. I do like knitting with Shepherd Sock though, and this is the only colourway I have left. I'll have a look through my meagre stash to see if there's anything else appropriate, stop procrastinating, and start again. :)

Put a Sock in it


Linda said...

What a shame you had to frog. :0(
The yarn is gorgeous though, beautiful colours, and the pattern shows really well with it. :0)

Put a Sock in it said...

It is lovely yarn, and after having looked through my other stuff, I've decided this one really is the best for the pattern.

I figure if I wet it, the kinks should straighten out of the frogged yarn as it dries. In the meantime, I'll start the next sock from the remaining skein. :)

Anni said...

I love that yarn. It looks fantastic