Friday, March 2, 2012

Fiber Arts Friday: Oh, the Heartbreak

Last Friday I showed you my wonderfully fitting sock that was just a tiny bit tight getting over my heel.

I said that I would tink back a few rounds so that I could knit the leg on larger needles to resolve that problem.  Then I realized it would be more like 20 rounds of tinking and therefore decided to rip them out and return the sock to the needles.

There was only one problem...

I couldn't get the sock back on the needles.  :-/

So, in a very short period of time, I went from this...


to this...


:-(

Just so you know, this heartbreak could have been avoided had I used a few life lines along the way.  Lesson learned.... again.  Hopefully it sticks this time.  ugh.

I'm certain you'll see much more productive fiber-y goodness if you head over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder for Fiber Arts Friday.

17 comments:

Melissa Plank said...

Awe, rats! Well, it will go right back on the needles even faster and you will be completely happy with the fit. I always enjoy your posts, happy Friday!

Anna said...

A sad little chuckle of sympathy escaped as I scrolled down....

paula said...

Boo! I so feel your pain, and absolutely hate it when that happens. The only comfort I can offer is that it always goes much faster the second time. Good luck!

Andria said...

Awwww, I feel your pain. Sorry you had to go back to the beginning, but I always think it is for the best so you get what you want in the end. I know....some consolation that is right now!

Carol said...

It's frustrating, but in no time you will have those socks done!

Voie de Vie said...

Welll ... while I feel your tinking pain, to my way of thinking, it's only socks (from the gal who doesn't do socks!). I think the yarn is destined for other beautiful things. :)

Sarah JS said...

Lifelines and/or sit by me some Monday and I'll share my mad skills (oft used!) in picking up stitches after ripping out rows.

First tip: pick up the stitches with a smaller size needle.

AC said...

Dude, bummer! Try to think of it as getting more enjoyment from the yarn--you get to use it again!

Vivian said...

Sorry about the sock :-( As I started reading your post I thought "lifeline!" but it was too late. More enjoyment with the yarn is right!

Your Slow Living project is very interesting. To pat myself on the back, I bought a whole chicken yesterday, not just parts or cooked packaged meat like I usually do. The husband said dinner was especially tasty.

The dog fiber looks long enough to be used in spinning. How's the texture?

Kathryn Ray said...

Sarah! Smaller needles?! Brilliant idea!!

Vivian - yes, the dog fiber is Tibetan Mastiff... about 2 inches long with a nice crimp so it's quite lovely to spin. Which means it went straight into a bag for future use. :-)

Everyone else - it's true, the yarn is nice to work with... it's improving my opinion about plied yarns... no splitting with this stuff. It will be socks and it will be cabled socks... if it's the last thing I do. {evil mustache twist}

Spinster Beth said...

Awwww :( So sorry!

Melissa said...

Oh drat....good news is you now know the pattern so it should go quicker.

Jocelyn said...

Oh well. It's all knitting. And knitting is good, even the second or third time around. ;)

WonderWhyGal said...

Huggles!
I know with all of that work it was frustrating. That's where I am lucky to have enough sock knitters around that they can usually fix my error without me having to go all the way back.

Here's to a better second attempt.

AllyB said...

It happens. That sock was looking awesome but it isn't so beautiful if you can't get it on your foot comfortably. Now you've had some practice it'll knit up faster on the next try...you are gonna do it again aren't you? How's your weather? It's snowing like crazy here today. Have a great weekend.

Jess Schleicher said...

Awwwwww. Here's to hoping the second go is a success. Life lines are something that would save my frogging issues too. I will start using them, as I hadn't thought about it until just now. So... thanks!

storiedyarns said...

Oh no, I'm sorry!! I've been there, as I have little luck with getting stuff back on needles, but it still sucks!!