Suddenly posts on this blog are like buses; you wait ages for one and then two turn up. Or something. But I am joining the lovely ladies of the Once Upon A Sock sockalong/monthly blog post so will be endeavouring to post about socks on the first Thursday of the month.
So, said sock! It’s still the first, solo Rivercat in La Bien Amiee’s Merino Twist. And it was once much further along than it is now until I looked down while at the hairdressers (I currently have blue-green under-layers, so a trip to the hairdressers is ideal for knitting time!) and realised that I had zigged when I should have zagged three repeats back and was continuing to zig instead of zag as a result. *sobs*. And I’d somehow picked up an extra stitch.
It was the kind of mistake that a non-knitter would probably have never noticed but would have driven me into second sock syndrome if I’d carried on. So I a) sulked for a wee bit and then b) ripped it back. And that meant all the way back. To the heel flap. *sobs some more*
But I am much happier having done that – the heel pick up stitches are neater, the pattern is back in the right place and I am almost back to where I was so I hope to be at the very least onto the second sock come May’s post. And then I can think about my next sock project, in which I hope to combine two new to me techniques and do a helical sock with an after-thought heel. Dare I attempt this TAAT? Maybe at least have them on concurrent needles. We shall see, present socks must be completed first!
So, Once Upon a Sock Ladies: (links to be updated once they post)
- Kathy B at Compassionknit
- Steph at My Making Do Adventure *posted
- Liz at Knitty Little Sew and Sew *posted
- Reanna at Knit, Reanna, Knit! *posted
- Stefanie at Stefanie Crafts with Wool Paper Fabric *posted
- Katherine at Fiber and Sustenance *posted
- Paula at Spin a Yarn *posted
- Kat at Felinity Knits *posted
- Tammy at Life and Yarn or Yarn and Life ** new
- Lynn at Minding My Own Stitches **new
Can’t wait to see what they’ve all been up to!