Saturday, February 2, 2008

I'm not rocking it.

I'm currently questioning my abilities as a knitter.

Got my first Rockin Sock Club shipment - it's fabulous. Fabulous.

But it's not going so well otherwise. I cast them on last night. The pattern calls for 2.25mm needles, which I don't have, so I thought I'd try my 2.5mms. No go. Too much pooling. The pictures show the yarn giving this lovely stripey effect. Not so much.

So went to the yarn store and picked up some 2.25mms. Heck, I thought, why not try 2.25mm circulars instead of DPNs. That should be good. Try a new technique, expand my knitting horizons.

I've been at this for an hour and a half. I have sore fingers, frogged yarn and a bad attitude. And I still got f^%#*ing pooled yarn. I'm a good knitter. This shouldn't happen to me.

My socks aren't rocking, not even a little bit.


J. said...

What size are you making? That might make a difference. The other thing I heard was that if you rewound the ball in the other direction, it might work out better for you.

Good Luck.

Kathleen C. said...

It's a little fiddly... but you could knit with either two balls (divide the one in half) or from the inside and outside at the same time...?

Anonymous said...

Ugh! The pooling! It drives me nuts. Don't feel too bad - I'm the idiot who keeps screwing up her super simple Cozy wrap. Hopefully you and Jo can help me with it when I see you next.