Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sock It To Me One More Time

This is my lovely sock.  I’ve been in a fibre wasteland for a while, as life has begun sorting itself out in other areas.  I basically have finished two pairs of socks since last October (2010).  I started the Ishbel by Ysolda Teague, but got to the pattern chart and had a major head crunch, which I’ve already whined about.  That’ll probably be an R & R (Rip & Restart).
Stitches West 2011 in February afforded me the opportunity to explore the Sanguine Gryphon booth and I came away with this gorgeous purple Bugga sock yarn, among many, many other things.  So I thought, why not do something adventurous a sock!  I wanted something a bit more than a plain vanilla, but faced the fact that right now conquering Cookie A’s fab book is a bit out of my mental range.  So I sat down and wrote out an alternating twist 4-cable pattern with some ribbing.  
I cast on 64 stitches and went to town.  This was last Saturday, when many of you noticed that many of us were supposed to be at Retzlaff Winery for the afternoon. The event, of sudden notice due to the winter weather (it being June and all), had been cancelled, and Dr Gemma of CogKNITive podcast being in temporary residence, meant the motley bunch of us adventured and Pho’d and settled in for a long winter’s evening of fire pit s’mores and knitting.  
I kicked the sock off with 1.5 inch of 2X2 ribbing, then got to the pattern, asked for aesthetic feedback about 2.5 inches down and tinked several columns down several rows and was quite please with the overall effect.  Proceed with the Speedy Delivery.  So last night, GingerMan being released from Apple servitude at WWDC and home where he belongs to do my dishes, I was cranking along at about 5 inches and went to pull it on and show off my bad-assness.
Blur my lower face and break out the Bleeps.  Frikkin’ cabling.  All those beautiful 8-right and 8-left cables just cinched that sucker riiiiight in. #(*$&(&*#%^(#*(@#(*
A’Rippin I will go.  The entire sock, all the way back, to cast on 72 stitches and try it again.
Sock it to me, Baby!

**I know, it's very silly, but to be clear, this pattern is an original pattern belonging to Laura Ogilvie.
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  1. Think of it this way -- you get to spend more time with the gorgeous yarn! And, it's purple!

  2. awwwww, that stinks! But now you've learned cables = more cast-ons needed. Way to bust out the knowledge! :)


  3. Yeah, 64 is cool for Vanilla socks, on cables it will become a toddler sock.

    <3 you!