Wednesday, March 07, 2007

WIP Wednesday - Rock Socks

For the second installment of WIP Wednesday, I thought I'd show you the progress on my Rock Star Socks. Last time I blogged about them, they were just getting started. The pattern and yarn were Scout's December Swag, and Missy and I have been knitting them each week while we watch American Idol (our own little Rocking KAL). It's been really tough going because I've never knit with size 0 needles before. But, at long last, I'm almost done with the heel flap.


Take a good look. Because now. I'm going to rip it out.

It breaks my heart, but it has to be done. They are coming out too small. And I dropped a stitch somewhere in the leg when I was supposed to K2tog. So, out they come. I'm going to start them over on size 1 needles, and I think that will work out fine. All of the tedium of knitting this much on size 0 needles will be chalked up to good practice. And in the end, I'll have a great pair of socks that actually fits. That's the most important thing, right?

23 comments:

Jenn said...

Ouch.

Heide said...

It takes a great deal of character to frog an entire garment knit on such miniscule needles. I'd just press on and find somebody with really small feet!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I totally agree with you about frogging the WIP if it is wrong. Otherwise, it will haunt you until it gets fixed!
=:8

Mintyfresh said...

frogging is your friend--even if it's a friend you sometimes really hate to be around.

~Kristie said...

I'm right there with you sweetie. I'm in progress on a pair of socks that I've already frogged once and after switching patterns, I'm thinking of frogging again. I guess in the end, if you're not happy with the sock & can't find anyone else that it will fit, then be a frog!

Kathleen said...

I was not quite as far along on my socks, about 1/2 way to the heel flap... they hit the pond tonight too.

It was painful, but necessary, as is your frogging. :(

Sonya said...

Oh, the pain! I have a few pairs of socks that I should have ripped out, but didn't. And I think of it every time I wear the ill-fitting things.

Jennifer said...

Bummer! I've never had success with knitting socks on 0's either. Important to have socks that fit!

JessaLu said...

Sucks that you have to rip - but the colors are very pretty, love them!

Fields of Heather said...

Size 0's! They look great, so its a shame you have to start over. But you're right-why continue if they won't even fit!

Katt said...

how rude! I wrote a comment and Blogger ATE it!!!

What a pain in the butt about having to rip it back. But lets hope going up needle size will make it go faster for you. And you have already gotten to know the pattern and all so it might should be easier!

Katt

Kelly said...

Sorry you have to rip, but hey it's all about the process right?

KeanaLee said...

They look great, sorry you had to rip - that truly is the worst!
Can't wait to see the finished product.

Ragan said...

Oh no!!! Ripping them out!! ACK!!!!!
I wish you all the best on the frogging...and the reknitting. I am sure that you will have a wonderful pair of socks that fit when you are finished.

flutter said...

ugh! Well, at least you get to work with the yarn longer, right?

The_Add_Knitter said...

Ok, wow. Rip them out and pretend they never happened!!

Olga said...

Oh, girl, I'm facing the same situation with my Jaywalkers. It definitely is better to rip, though, especially if the alternative is having a pair of lovely socks that you never use! And it's about the process! Right? Process!

Zarzuela said...

*le sigh* It's never fun, the ripping. But you'll have a much better FO in the end. If only we could rip back the time too.....

Jessica

danni said...

If you look at knitting as a process and a journey, you just learned a life lesson. Now move along. You should never knit something you aren't happy with. And just think of the final product (after starting over) - warm, comfy socks that actually fit, socks that you can be proud of. As mintyfresh said, frogging is your friend. One you may not want to see very often. Enjoy the process!

Zonda said...

Oh bummer!! Wishing you good luck!

Kathy said...

Ahhh the frog strikes out. awakened from his winter slumber state....bad frog bad bad frog.

Feel free to announce my STR prize for the contest Im running on your site IF you want to.

I love sweatpea as well.

MissyJoon said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah;0(

christine said...

Oh honey...............really? can you go on a foot diet instead? You know, drop a size?

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