Oh God

I ripped it out. The Anna yarn sock, I ripped it out. I was aware of several mistakes, each of which I might have lived with alone, but the sum of which weighed on me. Then I discovered a dropped stitch. I am not experienced or deft enough a knitter to have picked it up in that tiny lacy knitting, crochet hook or no. I tried tinking back, but it was like 6 or 8 rounds, and I couldn't cope with it. I ripped back to the offending stitch, but I was unable to pick the stitches up again. So I took a deep breath and ripped it back to the border. I could pick them up in the knit row before the lace pattern started.

The good news (I guess) is that in restarting the pattern, I realized the mistakes I'd been making, so now I'm doing it right (I think). It'll be interesting to see what it looks like this time. It is highly discouraging to look at the pathetic little wisp I've got now, when I had 4 or 5 inches yesterday.

M.M. is sick today, so I don't know if I'm going to get any knitting time, either.


Jen said...

My name is Jen and I'm knitting Straight-laced for the Olympics too. Just wanted to say "hello" and "good luck" and "can I email you if I get stuck?" - this is my first extraspicy pattern from Knitty. My first attempt at two socks at once on two circs.

Well, maybe my second, because I was thinking of trying my dad's birthday socks this way.

Think of it as training...

Maria said...

Hi Jen, I hope you check back at these comments because blogger doesn't give me your email so I can't reply. I'd love to have you email me about the straight laced socks! My pattern is from the Knit Socks! book, so I'm not sure whether it's the same as the Knitty one, but I'm happy to be in touch anyways. I'm not doing 2 circs, though – I'm challenged enough with the dpns!

Good luck!

my email is maria at davidgrover dot com