Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick not Treat

I have been working on a pair of socks for myself since the bus ride to Asheville.  They were coming along quite nicely - 38 rows finished.  They are from Patons Kroy Socks yarn in Ragg Shades and knit in a simple 3x1 rib pattern.  I had made a pair earlier this year for my daughter out of the same yarn but in a different color.  I loved her socks - they fit well and I want to keep them for myself.  But as a good mother - I am letting her have them. 

Sock - AM October 31st
I wanted to make mine slightly longer and I knew I had yarn left over when I finished her pair but was not sure how much. The extra had disappeared into my studio - to be unearthed today as I was doing a massive straighten up.  I was so excited to find the yarn - until I looked in the bag and saw the needles.  I realized to my dismay that her socks were knit on size 1 and I had been using size 2 for mine.

After much trying on of her sock and my partial finished one - I decided that 38 rows was not too far in and that a sock that spent its life bunched at my ankles would not be one that would be worn often. So I frogged it.
Sock - PM October 31st

Happy Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. Frogging can be so disheartening but knitting a pair of socks that won't get worn is so much worse. Kudos for biting the bullet...knit on!!!