I'll just describe the problems in vivid detail so you can get a better idea of
Then there are those lovely holes at the heel pick up that new sock knitters get, not usually seen in in the work of those of us who have been knitting for more than 30 years. Oh
Yes, I realize that more patience from the knitter could have fixed many of those things. I ripped so often, though, and then reknit with the same results that I finally just wanted them done and out of my hair. I hated working with the yarn. I know so many of you love it but I really hated it.
That being said, I refuse to be undone by sock yarn. After yesterday's post, I went to the stash dresser, pulled out different sock yarn, smaller needles and a different pattern.
I'm going to figure this stuff out if it kills me! Wish me luck with that! (Sometimes I'm not sure being stubborn works in my favour or just eggs me on.)
Actually, I need to thank Thora for her advice on dealing with bad sock patterns for sock yarn. I'm taking her advice and giving it another chance before I give up for good. If this doesn't work, though, I'm going back to my beloved sock patterns and worsted weight yarn and never looking back!
On a brighter note, I started a new afghan last night. The picture doesn't show it very well but in person, the two yarns together have a silver effect.
I rarely make such large projects but it was a special request from my favourite uncle so how could I refuse? It should go quite quickly as I'm using a Quik Knit pattern. The main one on this cover, actually.
I'm hoping to finish it this weekend. We have four days off because a) it's a long weekend in Canada and b) our school has an earned day off (thanks to extra-curriculars and supervision hours put in). Gotta like that!
Okay, so let's get on with the day, shall we? And I promise that next time I have a major problem with a project, I'll be sure to give photographic evidence for everyone. LOL!
Have a great day and happier knitting to everyone, M