Two Too’s

Socktoobig Shawlrip
too big too much

On the left is the beginning of a knee high sock. Inspired by Pioggia’s wonderful knee highs (link to the knee highs themselves to come — I can’t seem to find them on her site right now). added later Here are Pioggia’s knee highs. Aren’t they great?
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:
I’ll just…
…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
I’ll just…
…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 junk I can’t bear to part with collectibles and memorabilia in the attic/basement/garage.
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.
See. Simple!

8 thoughts on “Two Too’s

  1. LOL! Jody, you are a woman after my own heart! I was reading – laughing – thinking, “OMG – that’s me!” Right now I’m off to “knit a few more rows before I have to leave to meet DB for dinner!”

  2. Hmmm, your life is sounding a lot like mine. My lists just keep getting longer and longer and my distractions (read hobbies) just get more and more attractive.
    Have you recieved my check yet, I mailed it about two weeks ago and I was wondering if the Canadian Snail Mail had made it your way yet.

  3. Ripping lace… brrrrr. I’d finish all those tasks just to avoid the moment. I’m glad you like my knee highs. They sure kept me warm last winter.

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