Welcome to the first Wool on Sundays of 2014. I’m hoping this will be a good year for yarn!
For a long time, I knitted on and on waiting to get to another colour, and reluctant to unpick because I’d done a fair amount already, but the brown just went on and on with me. And the yarn is 4 ply and the needles are 3mm and the longer it went on the more disheartened I became at the prospect of spending the next seventeen years knitting a cardigan I won’t even like. And, eventually, very late one night (apologies for the middle of night photos) when I was too tired to think very rationally and everyone else was asleep I decided to bite the bullet.
I took my trusty sewing scissors and a cup of tea and slowly, slowly cut through my knitting and, stitch by stitch I took out a strand of wool just above the ribbing. And by some miracle I managed to divide the piece into the ribbing and a striped section, which I’m thinking of turning into a scarf. I lost two rows and dropped no stitches but I don’t anticipate ever attempting frogging on that scale again! I am now frogging the brown sections from the yarn before I knit it and that’s much less traumatic :)
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Wishing you a very happy yarnful year!
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11 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 6 (socking and frogging)”
OMG those socks are spectacular!!!!
Thank you Lynne. I just followed the pattern but I am quite proud of them :D
I'm posting this here in case you come back because you are a noreply blogger and you don't seem to have a blog linked so your blogger profile so I can't contact you :)
I love the colour of your socks and the pattern is fab. I love the colour of the pretty shawl lucky you managed to change the colour.
Now THOSE are the perfect pair of warm winter in-front-of-the-fire socks! Maybe I should start a few pair in anticipation of next Christmas :)
I so want to knit more and learn how to make socks. Never sure how to fit it all in. Lovely things and a bummer when you don't like it!
Now these definitely make me wish I could knit Janine, they are wonderful!
Great socks! I've never knitted a pair of socks, but I would love too. I think I might have to start with something more simple, though :)
I need to REMEMBER about these Sunday wool posts so I can plan. Your knitting is just beautiful
It's very hard for me to get into knitting when the outside temperature is hovering around 26 – 29C in January. We are moving to a cooler place next week, so I am hoping to get a lot more knitting done next year.
I LOVE those socks!!! Great job with the finishes, they are all beautiful :)
You are not the last one to discover Garn Studio :) thank you for the suggestion great website. Beautiful sock are love the stripy feet so cute. That is one of my challenges this year: learn how to knit socks. You had great finishes in 2013 I'm looking forward to seeing your makes this year.