Friday, March 06, 2009

Forgive Me

For I have comitted a knitting sin.

I ripped out my first pair of socks.
And I feel great about it!!

See, I didn't really know what I was doing when I started these back in 2006. I got the pattern right, but the yarn and needle combination was horrible. The resulting fabric was so dense - I've always hated the feel of it. Plus I bound-off one of the socks rather tightly making it extremely difficult to pull over my heel. I nearly break the yarn every time I try. All this means that I almost never feel like wearing these socks even though I still like the colorway. I fell asleep last night happily day-dreaming about giving the yarn a chance to redeem itself by knitting new socks with size 2 or 3 needles (instead of the 0's I used back then).
This morning over a cup of coffee, I ripped out both socks right onto the ballwinder. Go ahead and judge. 

R.I.P First Socks. See you again soon...sort of.

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