There I was, knitting along all smug-like, thinking to myself “I’m gonna whip out the rest of this baby sock tonight and it will be PERFECT and finished JUST IN TIME because my new nephew is coming along any second”… and then I finished. And it was not perfect.
|Sock 1 on the left, Sock 2 on the right.|
What the friggity-frack happened here? I’m honestly perplexed. I wrote down everything I did… as in 11 rows ribbing, 4 rows blue, 2 rows green, 8 rows blue, heel on 15 sts, 16 rows of heel, pick up 9, etc etc etc. Everything, in exact numbers, none of this “knit to # inches” business on an item so tiny. I even forced my friend to measure her baby’s feet so I could make these fit perfectly! I like my socks to exactly match and these, clearly, do not. I was working on Sock 1 on the plane on the way to Tennessee and I know I frogged back a bit and made changes to the heel, perhaps I wrote something down incorrectly? But it’s especially confusing because I knit Sock 2 to the instructions I wrote for Sock 1, and they are clearly not the same. Which do I frog then, Sock 1 or Sock 2?? This incident plus the 2 feet of scarf I had to rip out last week has me convinced that I should maybe give up on airplane knitting for anything that needs measuring… Only dishcloths and blankets on vacation from now on!
I left my other two active WIPs in the office so that’s all the photos I have but I’m just a a few rows from the end of my Beautiful Briny Sea shawl and am making steady progress on my Budding Lintilla shawlette, too. Now to figure out those socks…
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