Monday, January 09, 2006

Do You Want To Hear Something Stupid?

It's really embarrassing, and I've been debating about whether to tell you about it or not. I'd rather pretend it didn't happen, but I think you'll get a kick out of it.

I started knitting a nice easy sock. I needed to knit something mindless after knitting the Falling Leaves sock from Did I ever post about that?

I started with some nice Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock yarn in Seaside, a 2.0mm circ (for magic loop), and just jumped in.

I did ribbing until I didn't feel like it anymore, then switched to stockinette, until I felt the leg was long enough.

I was just cruising along, and was really happy when I thought the leg was long enough, and proceeded to start the heal turn.

Does it seem like I missed a step to you? Yeah, I got half way through the heal turn, before I realized that I forgot to knit a heel flap. Doh!!

I played it cool though. I was like " I know how to fix this, I'll just rip it down to the point before I started the heel turn". I was using the ripping technique where you insert an needle, then rip it down (which I had thought I'd mastered). Note to self: Practice this technique!

Now I have one side of the sock on a stitch marker, and the other side is ripped down too far and the stitches aren't being held by anything. I was just going to frog the whole thing, but I decided to use a yarn needle and thread a piece of waste yarn through, so I can reinsert the needle.

The disappointing thing about the "mistake" in this sock is that this is my first time using Lorna's Laces, and I really love knitting with it. Also, I can't wait to wear these socks! So soft!

In good news, I just had to show everyone this amazing orange I ate earlier. I was really really good and sweet, but that isn't the cool thing about it. It's coloured like a grapefruit! But it's an orange! The sking is orange and everything.

I don't know if you can see the ruby colour of this orange. It's not a blood-orange, it's different from that. I've never seen anything like this before.

If you're local and want to try one, I got mine at Capers on Saturday. I really recommend a taste!

I guess I can now call my blog a "knitting and odd fruit review blog". Yeah, I don't think so!


KnittenKnots said...

I think pretty much everyone has done something like that at some point! :-) Do you like magic loop? I haven't tried it yet - still working away on DPNs...

lori said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the sock. Did you get it fixed? I really like that colorway. I need to try Lornas laces

Also, I don't know of any other knit and odd fruit review blogs, so you would totally have the market cornered!!

Now I really want an orange...