I may have spoken too soon about the return of my knitting mojo.
All was going well with my Spot Check socks for a couple of days. I was happily knitting on, enjoying the playful way the colors were knitting up, daydreaming of cooler fall days when I could keep my feet warm and cheerful wearing them.
And then it came time to knit the heel. I’ll admit, the fabric seemed a little tight. I had anticipated this from previous experience with color work socks and cast on for the largest size. Surely a 70-stitch sock would be large enough!
Not so. After a couple of heel flap rows I decided I had better try the sock on before we got any further. I could barely get the thing over my foot! And what kills me is I had that feeling, that little niggle that tells you when something’s not quite right. As knitters we should listen to this feeling as soon as it hits us, otherwise precious time can be wasted.
Turns out, casting on 70 stitches was only one of 2 ways in which the author suggests the knitting of a wearable 2-color sock. The other, which I either missed or chose to ignore, was to go up a needle size after knitting the cuff. Drat.
So, these are off to the frog pond. As much as I think they’d make stellar fingerless gloves, I had my heart set on the socks. So when my rage dies down and my mojo kicks back up, I will set about knitting these again.