Sunday, June 03, 2007

Let 'er Rip

Saturday I discovered that the sock I've been knitting off and on over the past little while just was not going to work out. I love the wave pattern. I like the way it breaks up the otherwise very boring, completely predictable striping of this particular sock yarn and the stitch count was working out to perfectly fit my foot.

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Unfortunately I will still have to frog it. The stitch pattern, for whatever reason, doesn't have a lot of give and it is a real struggle to pull that section past my heel. With a lot of effort I can get this leg section past my heel and up to my ankle where it belongs. With the addition of the heel they would even fit quite well --- once I got them on. But I know me, there is NO way I will wear socks that are a horrendous struggle to put on. *sigh* Rip-it, rip-it, rip-it!

Just in time to save me from the gloom of a failed project I found a link to the "Nicole Vest" on the SKC group blog. It is one of the projects nominated for consideration for the next knit-a-long. I really like it but not as modelled as a vest over a blouse. I think it would be nice as a summer top.

Anyway, being not much of an "along-er", preferring to work at my own pace, I downloaded the PDF pattern and was out shopping for yarn the next day. By day's end I was well on my way.

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Even if a knitter isn't much for knit-a-longs, it's worth keeping a eye on the SKC blog. It's a great way to find out about new and interesting patterns out there and see them done up in yarns other than the ones specified. I think I might do this one as well. Pattern available here.

4 comments:

Lizz said...

I downloaded this pattern too. I'm planning on making it in red with a few modifications. Like you I'm not planning on wearing it as a vest but just as a summer top! I can't wait to see how yours turns out.

Laura said...

I agree. The pattern would look much better as a summer top than as a vest. Looking forward to watching your progress.

Ruinwen said...

Ooooh that will make a cute top! :)

Sorry about the sock frogging!

Michelle said...

I don't know, Marlene...every time I come and read your blog, I add something else to my already very long to-do list! I'm loving the Nicole vest and look forward to seeing yours progress.