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Socks: the “experience”

You may have noticed by now that I have been attempting to knit a pair of socks and it has been taking me a long time.

After wrapping up the body of a sock last night, I turned the heel this evening and went to pick up the stitches along the heel to continue. I got to the number that I was supposed to pick up and realized that I botched the sock below the body so bad that I had to frog it.

The result of botching a sock to the point that it needs to be frogged.

As if messing up the second sock wasn’t bad enough, I realized that something was missing from the other sock: the heel. I have no idea how I did the sock so wrong and didn’t realize it until I was reading back through the pattern and realized that I had read it wrong for both socks. The first sock doesn’t look terrible, but it does look funny and this also explains why the top scrunches a bit when I put it on.

So despite being decent at knitting so far, I have finally had an experience with something that has ended up not working out.

Despite my previous bitching, I will attempt socks again at some point. I just need a break and think I will stick with my bigger projects (by that I mean projects that use larger needles that I can hold onto a lot easier) like hats and scarves.

Work in Progress Wednesday

I’ve managed to post again for WiPW. This one will be short, though.

Here is that hat I have been working on:

It's getting there

This hat is made with some Knit Picks Dishie yarn that I have left. Dishie is a nice and soft, lighter yarn that also is quite strong. I decided to use it for a hat because anyone who has met me or seen pictures has seen that I was [un]lucky enough to inherit the thin hair genes from both sides of my family so going out in the sun in the summer burns my scalp.

My original goal was to use a pattern that I got on Ravelry and knit this hat over the weekend. I did a swatch to make sure I had the proper gauge and I had it. The circumference of the hat was supposed to be 19 inches…but despite the fact that I’m a loose knitter when it comes to hats, I’m not sure this one would’ve fit my friends’ infant. So I frogged what I had done and decided to make up my own pattern. It’s very, very loosely based on another pattern that I like for bulky weight yearn. Dishie is a worsted weight yarn, so I would’ve had to do some adjusting anyway and decided to try my hand at a hat pattern.

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