Monday, 21 May 2007

RIP

There was only one and a half repeat left until I could start the ribbing. I tried it on. I had just started on that repeat to do the pattern on both back and front of the leg and it just wouldn't fit anymore. It was too tight to be able to put it on without lots of tugging and pulling. You know where this is going don't you?

Well, I pulled my trusty size 0 circular and started going through each stitch below that pattern repeat and I ripped. Why I didn't just unknit is beyond me. And it just wouldn't work out and all I did was make it worse. I ended up ripping the whole thing out. I really like the pattern but haven't had much luck with it so far. I'm sure I'll try it again but I've given up to finish a pair by the end of the month. I hope I have better luck with the June pattern! : )

4 comments:

Anni said...

Oh no.So sorry. Did you check your gauge with such small needles? The pattern is written for US size 2 needles so with size 0 needles you'll probably get a completely different tension. I'm so sorry you had to rip it all out htough. Hope you catch up again.

Knitting in Pink said...

I was knitting it with 2s. I just used the 0s as a lifeline.

Jacqueline said...

I am sorry to hear about your experience, but glad to have a co-knitter sharing the same boat with me.lol. I had the same experience with trying to pull out a little and ripping the entire sock out. I tried again last night to start over, got through some of the ribbing found a mistake and am now back to the cast on. I definitely am not making the May due date,I am hoping to have better luck with June and maybe if I let this project rest for a bit I will have more success completing it in the future.

Put a Sock in it said...

I feel for you both. I had to frog my first May Day sock when I wasn't far off finishing it. It hurts!