Saturday, September 15, 2007

Socks and Groundhog Day

You would think that in two weeks I would have at least one pair of socks to show off, but I have been stuck knitting the same sock over and over again. I feel like I'm in the movie Groundhog Day where Bill Murray wakes up to the same day over and over. I frogged my peppermint mocha sock last week because it was way too big. Then I decided to use a completely different pattern. Two weeks later and I can't even remember all of the patterns I've tried to knit with that yarn. I keep getting only so far and then I frog. I probably need to just give it a rest. I bought Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks because I've seen so many pretty socks that people have knit from there. It is a neat book, but I just can't seem to settle on a pattern I like. I'm knitting the ribbed basketweave right now, but I'm still not quite satisfied.

I was excited to receive my "sheep" socks blockers from the Loopy Ewe last week though. I think they're a work of art. They're made of solid oak unlike my heart socks blockers that I bought from another source that only used oak laminate.


It's still plenty warm in my neck of the woods, but I can feel fall coming. My son is playing football and had his first game today. He's in eighth grade and in previous years, I have bribed him (last year it was a 32 dollar book about the making of The Lord of the Ring.) to stick with soccer, which he loves, and skip the football. This year, it was nothing doing. I dislike football for a number of reasons, but the main one is that I don't like a sport where injury is so common place. But Kai absolutely loves it. He's so excited this evening to be watching the Nebraska/USC Game on TV since it's in Lincoln, and they have shown some of the locations on campus that we visited this summer.



I have big plans to knit some felted pumpkins this fall. I never finished this one that I started last fall. The pattern is from Knitty, but I also plan to knit some of Tracy's She created some darling mini pumkins.

6 comments:

Laura said...

I hate it when sock yarn refuses to cooperate. I had the same basic problem with some Opal Uni a couple years ago. I did finally manage to get a completed pair of socks (after 4 or 5 months of trying), but the finished socks are too big. After all of that I should have gone down at least one needle size. Arg. I wear them anyway.

a simple yarn said...

Well, for me it's a sweater that I want to knit. I have some nice Irish yarn I want to use but a) I can't find a good pattern for it and b) when I do I don't like the outcome and c) maybe it's just better to look at the yarn cakes. Anyway, I can certainly empathize!

Tracy said...

Great to see what you've been up to! Love those sock blockers...and the socks look great too. That felted pumpkin is wonderful! Happy Weekend to all of you ((hugs))

marit said...

Some yarns just refuse to be used the way I want it to be used...it ends up in a bag...
Love the pumpkins! I've been wanting to knit this pumpkinbasket for a year now- and I finally have the yarn!!! Pattern to befound here:http://magknits.com/Oct06/patterns/1201.htm

Wool Winder said...

The mini pumpkins can be knitted very quickly. Maybe try a couple of those and then come back to the socks. Seeing the sock yarn with fresh eyes will be a good thing.

Julie said...

How is football going? I've been thinking about your son all week and I keep meaning to ask.