|too big||too much|
On the left is the beginning of a knee high sock. Inspired by Pioggia’s wonderful knee highs
Anyway, I bought 5 skeins of sock yarn while in Cape May in April to make myself a pair. I cast on a few weeks back and made them too narrow. I cast on earlier this week and made them entirely too big.
Just to keep things interesting, when I rip them this time I’m also going to go up a needle size (the fabric was just too tight). Plus, it’d be too easy to figure out just the right number of stitches this go round if I keep the needle size the same. And there’s no fun in that.
On the right is my Trinidad shawl. I was knitting along all nice and happy when I realized I made a mistake a few rows back. I thought — no biggie, I’ll just tink back.
Makes it sound easy, no? Try it with me:
…knit a few more rows before I make dinner.
…buy a couple balls of sock yarn.
…throw in a few more decreases so my stitch count matches the pattern’s.
…block the hell out of it.
But c’mon, it doesn’t need to end with knitting
…buy the smaller sized skirt since I’ll be losing weight anyway.
…leave those dishes in the sink until morning.
…weed/mow the lawn/water the grass when I get home from work.
…clean the parts of the house other people see.
…put all my
And more apropos for this post — I’ll just…
…frog the sock
…knit them with a bigger needle
…rip back a few rows of the shawl.