Knitting Up North Blog: Skew'dIn which I screw up a pair of socks.
By: Jess Poskozim, Duluth News Tribune
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Every so often you'll be knitting happily along, minding your own business, maybe enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the kids play in the background when something just doesn't seem right. The kids are fine, the coffee is hot, but something isn't quite right. This gauge just seems, well a little loose. It's been a while since I've knit a sock, so maybe it's just me. No, no this really seems too drapey. I like my socks fairly dense, and these are definitely not dense.
Break out the tape measure... yep, not at gauge. Rippity rip rip rip.
Not a big deal, just go down a needle size, right? Well, that sure would be easier if I had the needles I needed wouldn't it? Don't you think a person who knits as much as I do should have 2 size 1 circular needles? Well I don't. I have dpns. And a 9" circular, but that will only work once I get enough stiches on the needle, and oh by the way, it's holding a mitten I haven't quite finished yet. OK, take a sip of coffee and rip out the mitten. I wasn't really committed to it anyway. Restart the sock on dpns, move to the 9" circular. And promptly break the tip off the needle.
Oh for the love of.....
Does this only happen to me?!
Speaking of things that only seem to happen to me, I screwed up the comments link on the last post. So if you access the blog through the Duluth News Tribune website and were dying to leave me a comment about Three Irish Girls, please do so now. I think I have it figured out now. If you access the blog through areavoices.com/knitting then you shouldn't notice any problems.