Monday, March 29, 2010

Love 'em or hate 'em socks



The socks in question are my green St. Paddy's day socks . I started these way back in February thinking that the early start would have them completed in time for March 17th . Wishful thinking . I can't put my finger on what it is that irks me so and makes knitting them a test of determination . The closest I can come to a reason for my dislike is the fit . I sometimes have issues on that score with patterns that have you cast on 64 stitches . They always seem on the loose side to me .They feel big and baggy around the ankles . I'm also having some issues with the yarn which is splitty , unusual for Regia . Modifying the number of stitches cast on would mean going down to 48 stitches making them too small even with an adjustment for needle size . Anyways finally have one done and will plug along on the second . My sock a month KAL has bitten the dust yet again .



Thankfully the other project on the needles is a joy to knit . The shawl is coming along very well . I'm halfway through the required repeats of chart B. The challenge will be at the end which has some new to me techniques . Should be interesting ...

4 comments:

Donna M said...

I totally know what you mean about the fit and the sizing issues. Sometimes they just don't work and you just don't like them. Maybe they should be something else or you could always gift them!

lexa said...

It's a pain when you can't really modify a pattern to make it work. Maybe they'll come in handy for gift socks. :)

Monika said...

I like the new look of your blog!

Not ready for handspun said...

They are a lovely green ... but you're right, sometimes a project can feel like an uphill battle. Hardly fun and relaxing!