Sunday, August 23, 2009


You all rememeber the bitty thing I had pictured earlier? Well that bitty thing got bigger, then it got ripped. I knitted and ripped until I couldn't see straight! I went to Elko yesterday to our spinning group meeting, and talked to Jo about why I was doing what I was doing. I kept making the same mistakes over and over but not knowing what I was doing wrong I couldn't fix it.
One of the things was I was stretching the last stitch out too far so when I would look back after a couple more rows, it looked like I had dropped a stitch and it was just kinda hangin around wavin at everybody. Another was I was getting holes in the sides; a direct result of losing my place and not knitting into the back of the increase on the second pass. And yet another! I kept ending up with extra stitches, an odd number, and we couldn't figure out what the heck I was doing there! Last night I figured it out. After making the first stitch on the increase row, I wasn't dropping it from the other needle before adding the increase. If that doesn't make sense, just suffice to say that at that point I should have had two stitches on the needle but I had three. So anyway, Jo got me started again and I am going great guns. Breaks will be reaplied when I hit the heel.
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Sharon said...

Okay, now I'm seriously pissed. Everyone but me - even you the avowed non-knitter - can knit toe-up socks. I keep trying and failing. This just sucks.

UniquelymeNana said...

I have to learn how to master the magic loop thing. I get going good and then bang I get to the heel and I loose my brain cells. You're doing great!! I just wish that I could switch off to dpns when it gets to the heel part and then switch back to magic loop to finish up lol. Keep up the great work kiddo!

Jody said...

That looks great matter how many times it has to be frogged ( which I do alot in my knitting as well)...hang in there!