Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Arghh!

What you are looking at is what is left of my snowflake socks. I just couldn't make the pattern work. I was trying to use an eyelet stitch pattern from one of Barbara Walker's books. It just didn't want to work for me.

I did everything I know to do. The stitch pattern was of course written for flat knitting. So I followed the steps to convert it to a pattern for knitting in the round. All the wrong side rows had to be rewritten. I even created a chart to make sure I was doing it correctly. I found the part of the pattern that was the actual repeat and not the actual stitches.

But somewhere, something wasn't working out right. It could have been my translation of the pattern or it could have been something I was doing while knitting. But now we'll never know. I've frogged the sock and moved on. My goal was to complete the socks for the January Socktopia assignment. I have a few day left to try and get that done. I am still going to use the same yarn, but I'm settling for a simple garter rib pattern. We'll see how far I get over the weekend.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry your pattern didn't work out. Sounds like you gave it a great effort. The yarn is beautiful. I'm sure anything you make with it will be lovely:)

Ang

Anonymous said...

That's so depressing! At least the yarn is beautiful and I'm sure it'll look great in whatever pattern you use.

Anonymous said...

how frustrating! i'm sure that the yarn will eventually tell you just what it wants to be (even if you have to beat it into submission).

Mom said...

A valiant effort!! There are so many patterns out there that it only makes sense to move on.....

Anonymous said...

What a bummer..I saw the frogged yarn and went...oh no!! Darn it! All that work to modify/recalculate too! Looks like we'll both be knitting feveriously this weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

ouch! but that is the prettiest pictured I have ever seen of a frogged project!

Knitting Bandit said...

How can frogging hurt so bad, yet feel so good?

Lazuli said...

The yarn is beautiful and the socks were looking good to me! I'm sorry you had to frog but I'm sure whatever you decide to do will be nice!