Making The Same Mistake Twice

April 19, 2014

 

When making socks one at a time, I find I have the added challenge of making both socks pretty close to the same. By this, I mean if I leave a noticeable angel kiss(mistake), I should repeat it with the second sock. To give you an example of how long this sock making is taking, I posted a blog around New Year’s; I made a mistake… posted on December 37, 2013; and Gussets and Lace posted on January 10, 2014. I’m now at the same point on the second sock, three and a half months later. These socks take time. I also knit other projects, begin quilts, read and sometimes make jewelry-among other hobbies I collect. Some days, I teach kindergarten or preschool and I forget I own knitting needles on those days.

 

Time-consumption aside, a good pair of socks does take many hours to knit. Since I chose to keep the mistake, instead of ripping out two one hundred plus stitch rows, I feel I should refer to it, and figure out what the mistake was so I may repeat it, with reasonable closeness. I’m approaching the heel-flap, and I know I’ve made one of my mistakes here. I actually thought I made both of them here. However, it appears I made the mistake of wrapping the heel flap, when I was simply supposed to move the yarn to the front or back. I have not decided if I need to repeat this mistake. I do not suspect I do, as it seems to be mostly unnoticeable.

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Progress of First Sock From Late December

But in a lace pattern that leans towards the delicate side, I feel I should repeat this mistake once I finish the heel flap and heel turn. I reviewed my own blogs today, to figure out what I did, and how I did it. I also looked at the sock, but so far, everything looks okay…its not an easy pattern to decipher in this high contrast variegated yarn.

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Scamp “helping” me photograph my sock progress

One piece of advice, if you are knitting a project in two parts and choose to leave a mistake, write it down so you can refer to it when you get to that part of your knitting again. You will likely need it.

In the meantime, happy sock-making. I will try not to bore you with too much info on heel-flaps and heel-turns, but it may be what I have to blog about next week….

ImageSock Progress As of April 19, 2014

Unless I take a break to talk about Easter or other Knitting Projects. Wish me luck with the socks, please! Happy Easter for those of you who celebrate it.

 

Scamp’s letter to Mom:

Dear Mom:

Since you let me help you with pictures tonight, perhaps I’ll leave your knitting alone. Then again, I do love yarn. But, perhaps I’ll try.

Love, Scamp

My reply:

Dear Scamp:

I know how to zip the bag closed and keep you out. Go find Squib.

Love, Mom

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