Monday, March 12, 2007

Wee Tiny Sock!

Okay, I have this yarn. It's beautiful, my favorite colors, very soft, perfect for me. Why can't I knit it?

I started out trying a cabled sock pattern, got about 4 inches in, hated it, and rippppped. Next I tried the ever popular Jaywalker pattern, and got all the way down the leg before I noticed an error halfway down. I can live with the error, but not with the fact that it won't go easily over my heel. Ripppppp. Then I tried a lacy pattern from Sock Bug. (Lots of really fabulous patterns. Go look, I'll wait.) I got to the heel flap on that one before ripping. The varigation just completely obscured the lace work. Frustration abounds. Rippppp. What's a girl to do? I'm getting a little upset at this point. I'm going to get myself laughed out of the NASCAR Knit-along at this rate!

Enter the Wee Tiny sock swap over at Yarn Miracle! Finally, something I can finish without worrying about fit or complicated lace charts, etc. I grabbed my freshly ripped yarn and cast on a mere 24 stitches. I was finished in two hours, with absolutely no ripping, and now it's ready to go out tomorrow!

As a bonus, it's helped me realize that the best pattern for this yarn is simple stockinette.


Emily said...

It is so cute! And that is really such a pretty yarn! One of my biggest struggle with variegated sock yarns is finding a pattern that the yarn likes - not just one I like. :P

Emma said...

Very cute. And bonus--you figured out which way to go with the yarn!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Awesome little sock. And please don't worry about not using all of the hank for points. Remember that you get points for FOs too, so let's get that second sock done!

Debbie said...

It is indeed an awesome little sock, and I'm so proud to be able to give it it's new home! I agree stockinette is the perfect "design" for this, it turned out beautifully. I have it hanging on my bulletin board at work now, doing it's new duty as a lip balm cozy!

Thanks so much, Janine, I love it!