Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What A Difference A Day Makes

Sue and Karen were so excited about me entering the world of sock knitting - even Chuck was supportive.

Alas, it is a world not meant for me.
Here's the sock.
It probably won't have a mate.
I will say I am glad to have made it. But after it was done I was really, well, underwhelmed. I tried it on and it can stand a little adjustment and it was very warm, heck, it was even comfortable. But I didn't have the same thrill I get when I finish a pair of mittens. And it looks nothing like the sock in the picture and I followed the directions (well, the third time I started over I finally understood them!)

It's like an anklet boot. Or a sock that forgot to take its vitamins. It looks nothing like any sock I've ever seen anywhere.

That's not why I won't make it's mate, though. I might be tempted again if I had the sock yarn or a thinner yarn and if I revised the pattern a little. But now that I've done this - the thrill is gone away.

Sorry Sue. Sorry Karen. I don't know what to tell you. We're still friends, eh? I won't even completely close the door on making another sock sometime in the future - but it's all done but the latching.

On the other hand: I like the way the spa cloths came out:

I will redo the photos for the site but I can't wait to steam these. They will be uber soft. I am tempted to keep them for myself - but I can make some for myself. I can't wait to try them out to see if they live up to the reputation.


Susie said...

Brava to you for even trying to knit socks! Maybe next time, if there is a next time, you'll enjoy it more. I'd think that the more you make, the better it gets. But then again, I wouldn't know since I haven't made any yet!

Karen said...

Of course we are still friends. And I just know somewhere down the line, the sock urge will hit you again. :)

HeartOnSleeveArt said...

one sock is better than no socks! yay for trying! and love colors of spa cloths

Two Happy Stampers said...

LOL! So funny! Good for you in getting it done! =)

Anonymous said...

I guess I should have read this post before I commented on the last one, huh?


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