Sunday, March 8, 2009

WTF... Did I Do? I Don't Know?

This is my first pair of socks.
My Knitting group (such lovely, lively friends that they are) decided that we were going to have a Sock KAL. So I went shopping in my closet and searched in my sock stash and came up with this yarn. Then went to the computer after I swatched and plugged in the info in the "Sock Wizard" program the Hubby bought for me and I copied the pattern...
No problem! See the heel on the finished sock? This is the heel in question?

I found out after many tries that I knitted best when I was alone locked behind my bedroom door. I think it took 8 or 9 tries to cast on one night at the Stamping Post on a Thursday night and gave up and when I got home and locked my self away, cast on again and had no problem... Now I know what a man feels like when he feels like he has to perform ... any way! I cast on and away I went.
Sorry for the glare.
The first sock is done and the second is well on its way. But wait! ..............
I was working on my foot when I showed Peggy at Daily Fiber Yarns when she noticed that my second sock heel was not the same and was just knit... so I ripped it back and had already decided I would do the same to the first sock to find out what I had done wrong. By then it became a group effort to find out what I did wrong with the heel of the first sock... I don't know what I did?
Really! I don't? This is the gusset of the first sock. It felt like I had double knitted the heel. WHAT? I don't know how to double knit. Have I mentioned I don't know what I did? Several ladies thought I double knitted this heel.... Nope! I don't know what I did?
The proof is in the pudding? I have two gussets on one sock? Go figure?
Knit stitch on one side purl on the back, "Did you knit in the round?" No, "Did you use two strands of yarn?"
No, "What did you do?" (If I knew that?.....) "I don't know what I did?" See the two layers? I knit back and forth, I did a slip st and knit across, slipped a stitch and knit across.... Or at least that is what I thought I did. Have I mentioned I don't pay attention very well? If it's going well then I just keep going.... I don't know what bad looks like yet. But I am learning! Well, anyway, don't do that? Take it from me! Pay attention!!!
I still don't know what I did?
The gusset! My friend Cheryl, told me the first time showed her my first sock when I finished it, She said "Why is your gusset so short?" Ummm! I don't Know? "it's usually 2 1/2 inches long?" Huh? "Did You follow the pattern?" Ummm! I thought I did?
Shit Judy, Your such a Dork!
Maybe I am ADHD? Or what ever it's called. I think I have it?
I guess I would be Darwin in "The Knitting Club" book.

I love mystery's.... I should write a book about the Sock Gusset Mystery!
Speaking of books. I just finished reading the The Knitting Club. WOW!
What a tear jerker. Or maybe it was to close to another friend with a similar story, who passed away all most a year ago. She owned a little yarn shop in Old Town Temecula. I and other ladies went to her shop on Tuesday nights for knit night.
Any way, My socks now sit in limbo. Waiting for the day I get back to them.... Currently I am doing a lace shawl with my friends, and then we are going to do a sweater.... Oh, that ought to go really well. I wonder how I am going to do this and try to have two sleeves where my arms should be and to make sure I don't double knit both sleeves in the same opening.... You know? This should prove it be interesting. Good DAY!


  1. I think it's a great first effort! Hang in there and finish 'em! oxoxoxoxo!

  2. Ok...I think I may have an idea...maybe, of what you did. Since you're calling this your gusset and it's really your heal flap...maybe you skipped ahead in the pattern and picked up stitches...thinking it was your gusset...and somehow....someway...that's how it started??? It's still a mystery but that may be a clue.

    Just let me know when you want to work on it again. I'd be happy to sit with you and get you through it, if you need any help. :-)

  3. I don't really love making socks myself. I don't understand all the fascination, personally. I've made one pair and just can't seem to get going on another. I have the yarn, just not the desire. I'm like you. I need to concentrate, not be talking or interrupted. I would just finish the 2nd sock and move on. They will still keep your feet warm. ;-)

  4. Yeah, It's not that hard to do, I know it's a heel flap, don't know why I keep calling it the gusset, probably cause I'm a dork. I will finish them in time. I just have to get them both to the same place and mayb work both sides at the same time. I am finding that I am a methodical (slow) knitter. I will go work on them in a bit. and try to finish them this month... No problem!

  5. I still have no idea how you managed to get the heel like that! haha