Stern

You know those conversations you sometimes have with yourself as you’re knitting?  The ones that point out that you’re using the wrong size needle, or that you really should be twisting that column, or that your cast on is a bit wobbly?  The ones that you really should listen to sooner, rather than later?  Because if you’re going to rip something out anyways, better to just go ahead and do it now rather than waiting till you’ve put even more time into it.

sockMmmmm.  Yes.  I was having one of those conversations pretty much the whole way through the start of this sock.  But I didn’t have any smaller needles with me, and I kept thinking I’d just pull the yarn a bit tighter and it would be ok.

Nope.

So that’s ripped, and back on the needles, and looking much more tidy.  Comparison pictures when things get a bit farther along, but so far it’s a distinct improvement.

Crumple

Further proof that I am knitting (lest you be concerned).

crumpleAlas, the things I am knitting are all fodder for the book after next.  (On a side note, penultimate means the one before the last.  Is there a word for the one after the next?  I feel there should be, but I’m at a loss as to what it might be.  If anyone knows I’ll be very grateful.)  So that means I can show you crumpled bits like this, and I can talk about the yarn (Frog Tree Yarns Pediboo Sport Tonal, and yummy stuff it is too), but I won’t be showing you finished things.

Terribly unreasonable of me.  Clearly I need to get some non-book stuff on the needles to remedy this.