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I broke my sock.

October 9th, 2007 · 4 Comments

I had a pretty crummy morning today, for no discernible reason. I needed some knitting (and I got some, too, when the kids and I decided to have movie day today instead of Friday. Cars is a pretty good movie altogether.), but the sock was not at a good place for that. I had just started the gussets after turning the heel when I put the sock down on Sunday Monday whatever day that was, I seriously don’t remember. This morning I picked it up and mindlessly started knitting the foot portion of the sock without any further decrease rows. Sigh. (For the uninitiated: This means that the entire sock would be as big around as the ankle, and it makes any kind of sock-wearing experience unpleasant at best. All together this time: Sigh.)

my left foot

The longer line shows the general region where gussets go, when one chooses to make gussets. (I’m pretty sure I prefer short row heels, but I’m following the directions here.) The shorter line indicates the appropriate size for most of the foot — usually somewhere close to the diameter of the leg of the sock, and generally not nearly as big around as the ankle. One more time for good measure: Siiiiigggghhhhhh. Thanks.
I suppose it’s marginally good news that I only had to rip out about a dozen rows, but I am not so great at getting stitches back on the needles, and I lost three stitches somewhere south of the heel. I don’t know. Now I’m just Thinking About It a lot and trying to decide whether it would be permissible (and sufficiently inconspicuous) to increase those back in. Feh.

Tags: knitting · less than fun · daily

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cat // Oct 10, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Hugs to you!

  • 2 Dodie // Oct 11, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    I did the collective sigh with you. Maybe you could take it to your favorite knitting store and ask the person there to help you put the stitches back where you dropped them?

  • 3 christie // Oct 12, 2007 at 7:32 am

    No, I just snuck them back in with increases here and there. It actually made the pattern a little wonky, but not so’s anyone who wasn’t counting the stitches would notice. I think I have 12 gusset rows left, and then I can go back to knitting aimlessly.

    Meanwhile, I have wound up some more handspun for my second mitten, and that’ll be my travel knitting this weekend.

  • 4 socks on the needles // Nov 19, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    […] The sock pictured here (click for big) is my very first Jaywalker.  I love love LOVE this pattern (though this is the sock that I broke a while back, and there is some lingering wonkiness which I am not showing you — it’s a very unattractive photo), and I’m excited to report that I have even started the second one.  (I’m less excited to report that it took three tries to get it well and truly started, but that happened too.) […]

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