Rip & resock

March 7, 2008

Gaining sock mojo, not to mention general knitting mojo, is an adventure best not undertaken by the lily-livered.

One of the most difficult things to do is ripping out several hours, or even a whole day’s worth of knitting.  But being able to do so, and doing so without feeling awful or regretful, is ultimately rewarding, I find.  I believe it’s part of becoming more of a balanced knitter –focusing as much on the process of knitting as on the end product.

All of this philosophizing before tea.. must make tea.

I did end up ripping out the 3 inches or so I’d knit on Wednesday because the actual mid-sock circumference was turning out humongous.   So I remeasured according to Miss Bordhi’s architecture as layed out in her New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One, and instead of size 2.50 needles and a mid-foot stitch count of 72, I started over with size 2.25 needles and a mid-foot stitch count of 68.  So far so good (she says a bit guardedly).

A photo of sock knitting progress, 3 plus inches from the toe up


2 Responses to “Rip & resock”

  1. Did I mention today what an AWESOME knitter you are?????
    If I didn’t.

    You ROCK!

    This is the best sock ever!

    Karen ^^

  2. I’m glad that I’m not the only one who has to rip out sections of needling.

    And I’m a bit behind on email (like usual!), but no worries on the lipstick holder. I’ll wait as long as necessary! 🙂

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