18 October, 2006

Sock Disaster ...

I had a feeling that I wasn't going right when I picked up the heel and started to shape the instep. I seemed to have too many stitches on one dpn and not enough on another, but the stitch markers were assuring that they were in the right place. I didn't realise that I had to sort out the stitches evenly onto the dpns (even now, I'm not really sure how to do this). I'm not sure what I do with the stitch markers when I shift all the stitches around.



I've decided to leave the sock as it is for now, order some more dpns and try another sock after reading loads and loads of helpful pages via the internet. Hopefully something will "click" and I'll be fine, sigh ...

Feeling very despondent now. Everyone seems to be able to just knit a pair of socks in a matter of hours whilst I'm struggling to understand the pattern. I have beautiful self patterning yarn and I can't make a pair socks out of it. Arrrrrrrrrgghhhhh!!!!

Ok, I'm done.

3 comments:

Susannah said...

Hello, My name is Susannah from Cleveland Ohio USA, and I just found your weblog tonight while surfing at work. I love mermaids too, and enjoy xstitching and knitting as well. I wanted to introduce myself before I yell at you: Don't you dare dispair over making socks! Noone, and I mean no knitter, has ever gotten their first dozen right, they just conveniently lose the thing, or like Cinderella, search for the foot that fits. I started with baby socks, that made the whole process much quicker to learn and see, and an easy gift when pregnancies loom. If you'd like, I can forward you a copy tomorrow if you wish. I wish you the best, and keep blogging! Susannah

Nicola said...

Hi Susannah! Welcome to my blog! Thank you so much for the encouragement, it was just what I needed! I'd love you to send me the pattern for the baby socks! My email is mermaid.sanctuary@ntlworld.com

Thanks again!

Needlearts Kelly said...

Hi Nicola! I love your sock yarn - and I suspect that you can find a foot to fit that sock. It took me a nearly a year to finish my first pair of socks just due to tyring to shape the heels. I've had another sock on needles since May and haven't returned to it just because of the heel!
Don't despair. You'll figure it out.