Sunday, February 12, 2006

Knitting Olympics - I

Yesterday, Friday, I got home from work at almost 10:00 pm and decided to sit down with a re-air of the opening ceremonies and cast on my socks. The TV schedule apparently lied and we got stuck watching a news-type show about the lead up to Torino. My socks must have been watching the TV with me because they just would not cooperate. I got about an inch into the knitting twice before giving up and going to bed.

What's wrong with this picture??

That's right, no knitting needles! Both attempts had to be ripped all the way back out as that was easier than trying to drop back and find the error.

This morning, when I went out to Hilltop East to find Peacock a needle for her Leaf Lace Shawl, I found that, contrary to my belief, they do stock Mountain Colors' sock yarn Bearfoot. I bought two skeins of Wildflower because I was worried about running short with the color I'd been using Friday (I only had one skein, 350 yards, and the pattern called for 430 yards, a significant enough difference that even knowing that I can get 2 socks out of a standard 100gr ball didn't placate my concerns). I'm still going to try to get both socks out of one skein, but now I have two skeins just in case.

This evening, I sat down with the Tivo's re-air, cast on and everything went smoothly. I have three plausible explanations for this.
1. The yarn didn't believe the games had actually started.
2. The first color wants to be used for something else at some later date.
3. Third time's the charm.

At any rate, things are going much more smoothly now.

Knitting Olympics Day 2:
Cuff: completed.
Leg: 1.5 repeats done so far.


At 6:35 AM, Anonymous Leah said...

I knit the Rib and Cable socks with just one skein, though it looked like it was getting close at the end. You should be OK.

Beautiful socks, btw!


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