When Sleeping Beauty, Shir-la, and I went to the yarn store many moons ago, SB flipped through a pattern for crochet socks (good in theory, not in practice).
Shir-la peeked over her shoulder and asked why each line started out with yo.
Lol. Hood crafting.
We explained that it was yarn over.
I’m having my own Yo moment.
After finishing socks for Bubbles!, I started on my second favorite pattern for the Teen.
My favorite is The Blueberry Waffle pattern, but it only looks cute in a solid color and all I have is striped yarn.
From Spring 2004 Interweave Knits the Waving Lace Socks used to be a soothing pattern full of yos, k2tog, and ssk.
Its the ssk that kills me. Like when I attempt a down dog the day after a chili dinner, something is rotten in UD.
My ssk looks like a bastard version of the k2tog. And if that little faux pas wasn’t enough, add that to the fact that the pattern is basically just a chart. Charts are supposed to be read bottom to top. For an anarchist like myself this should work out fine. But I forgot that little caveat and knit from the top to the bottom.
Two plus inches into the sock I must decide: do I frog or continue?
The Teen will never know. She won’t even care. Like the Boy, she will wear those socks until I sneak into her room in the dead of night and pull them from her feet to wash them.
But I will know, and the anal retentive perfectionist knitter in me is fighting with the self imposed January sock challenge. January is half over and I still have to make socks for my cousin, the Teen’s friend and the first lady at church. Note that these were supposed to be Christmas gifts. Do slippers count as socks?
I look forward to February. Next month is mittens.
Not Fat Mittens, but hand mittens.
I can knock a mitten off in an afternoon and truly don’t care if they match since the kids lose them weekly.
The Mister says the sock looks ‘nice’ and since I’m sooo committed, I will pay attention on the other foot.
Midnight keeping the yarn company.