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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I Need a Re-Do!

Can you say..."Sallee READ the pattern?"

I didn't read Wendy's lovely pattern and that gorgeous Hot Flash sock toe you saw yesterday? Frogged.

8 sts to the inch on size 0s.

Um. Yeah. Right. Well...I don't get 8 sts to the inch with STR on my 1s. I pulled the sock onto my foot this a.m. and thought, "What WAS I thinking?"

It was definitely too big. (sigh)

I've ordered two size 0, 16-inch Harmony circulars from Knitpicks. (And um, well, a few other things just might have jumped into my cart. It's my birthday the end of the week, so why not? I'm just sayin')

I'm still going to use the Hot Flash colorway for Wendy's Seaweed socks. I'm just not starting on them till I get the right-sized needles.

So...I started this:
and the consolation is that the Art Walk Sock Club colorway Black Iris is making me drool while I knit! I've had this caked for a bit, and finally decided to reward myself and do Wendy's Feather & Fan pattern on the cuff while I wait for the needles to arrive.

(How do I love thee, Black Iris? Let me count the ways...pastel pink, charcoal gray, and plum - the colors of my winter wardrobe...)

Roxie, I got the July selection, and I won't be a spoiler, but I can say there were many at the office today who were drooling over it...and I just LOVE the Gems base! You and I discussed that these colors weren't fully my favorites (tho' the blue is stunning), but I knew it would still be great - I was not wrong...


Blogger Tan said...

Oh honey, I feelz yo' painz! I just did the same thing. That blog post won't show up until tomorrow evening, because I had something else for today--but I knitted 20 rows of twisted-stitch 1x1 ribbing on size 0 needles, only to find out it should have been size 1. I went up to a 2.5 for the redo, and the cuffs actually fit now.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

Black Iris is beautiful - and you know I'm not a big purple fan.. Remember the toe I knit on size 1s only to find that I get 11 stitches to the inch instead of 8 on that size needle?

9:53 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

You would not believe how many times I make the mistake of not reading through the pattern thoroughly. You'd think I'd learn.

I love the new sock though. It's divine!

10:56 PM  
Blogger RoxanneZYG said...

Hi Sallee....yay for Black Iris! The sock looks great so far :) I'm glad you like July's colour too!

9:02 AM  
Blogger kat said...

Oh no I hate when that happens!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Joining the too big sock club, huh? You saw my sock failure. I think I am going to write my own pattern next time.

The yarn is beautiful!

10:32 AM  
Blogger KnitYoga said...

Bummer for the sock that had to be frogged but the popular opinion seems to be that Black Iris is divine! I love the idea of a shade named 'hot flash'! Such a familiar ring to it for me! LOL

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I hate it when that happens! The Black Iris is looking nice though.

10:06 PM  

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