So I noticed that most of you agree that, assuming all other valuables were secure, your finished knits would be sacrificed in favor of your stash. Isn't it funny that we spend so much time and energy on a project only to abandon it upon completion (or sometimes in the middle) for a new ball of yarn? I'm glad it's not just me.
Anyway, I finished my first pair of SOS socks a couple of days ago.
Chameleon Colorworks Bambino in "Klee"
Size 0 Magic Loop
Feeling like I'm on a bit of sock knitting roll now, I grabbed some more sock yarn and picked a couple of patterns. Yes, a couple... way start one pair when you can start 2?
I started with Cat Bordhi's Spring Thaw socks from the new Knitter's ______ . I quickly learned a few things.
1. Cat is an absolute genius and knitter extraordinaire.
2. I am not.
3. My ability to comprehend and follow instructions is greatly impaired by pain. (My toothache is back with a vengeance.)
Cat's perfectly designed toe called for a variety of 6 different increases, depending on row and side. While I have moments of tenacity when it comes to such things, yesterday was void of such moments so I quickly abandoned her instructions and settled for a basic kfb increase to knit my less-than-perfect toe. The next step involved some measurements and math (see #1 above) so I stopped with the completed toe (see #3 above) and took a nap.
Later I thought I'd try something less complicated so I cast on (3 times) with a simple k1,p1 rib for some Dublin Bay Socks. Unfortunately, I finished the leg only to realize that it was not simply a 2 row pattern repeat like I thought but a 4 row pattern instead. Rows 3 & 4 were on page 2 of the instructions. Rip.
Unfortunately, I'm no longer getting the neat little stripe pattern I was getting before. I spent some time obsessing over this and considered frogging them (they could also use a bit more negative ease) but then I realized that they were going to be left behind in a disaster anyway so it really didn't matter.
Okay... now I think it's time for more Alieve.