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.
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?
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.
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!