Tuesday, 12 January 2010

I have dreamed a dream and now that dream has gone from me.

I wanted to make socks. I started in 2008 (!). It was a new challenge for me, knitting in the round with four needles. I rocked that out. I made the leg of the sock and turned the heel and then things fell apart. I started everything again, but my feeling for that first sock changed and I put it aside. I found web sites, videos and online help, but still I was stuck. So I'm making a pair of leg warmers. I will one day return to the mountain of the knitted sock, but for now I must move on. Fare thee well, oh treacherous sock. We shall meet again.

5 comments:

  1. Harriet got sock knitting stuff for Christmas, so she's going to be going through that same quest soon.

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  2. haha! I was looking at a knitting book yesterday ogling socks and then saw a pair of leg-warmers and thought 'that's more my level'. My level being 0. I'm not sure I'm a leg-warmers sort of a girl, but if I make enough of them then maybe I could make an interesting Halloween costume.

    My sewing machine is still sitting in it's very stylist (cough) 80s-style bag. Fancy going on a quest for some nice material at some point?

    G x

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  3. C - please tell Harriet good luck and god speed!

    Gwen, I plan on wearing my leg warmers (or possibly arm warmers) arond the house when I'm cold. Just for the hay. And yes, I would very much fancy going to fine some nice fabric. I think I'll have to come to the city on a Saturday...

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  4. yay, leg warmers! you get 10 points for bouncing back and trying again (I CANNOT deal with heals) and 25 for findign something even sexier to do with that yarn!

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