knitxcore.: Hey LooK!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Hey LooK!

I knitted a sock...

sweet sock, right?

and then frogged it...

*sniffle*

Lessons Learned:

1. ALWAYS do a gauge swatch.
2. Just because you're really thin, doesn't mean you should just go for the smaller size.
3. Everyone in BloGLanD is telling the truth, Jaywalkers are really that tight.

I've been sort of busy, and it seems like not as many folks are reading my blog. Maybe if I write really trashy stuff about celebrities, or post pictures of political figures in scandalous positions more people will stop by??? Suggestions? anyone?

---IloveDuX---

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20 comments:

Emma said...

Poor frogged sock on a plate. Sad.

knittinandnoodlin said...

Cast my vote for just keep doing what you're doing. =) Haven't attempted the Jaywalkers yet...I'll heed your advice and swatch (for a change) when I get there.

emmablossom said...

Don't change your blog, dear heart! I love reading about your knitting adventures, and your adventures in general. You're awesome at doing what you do! If anything, I want more! More! MORE! But I am a little greedy...

lupinbunny said...

I read! I read!

Dave said...

Or you could just post more often. :-)

Poor sockie. It was pretty while it lived.

daay said...

If you blog it, they will come!

olivia said...

grrr, I had the exact same issues when I attempted Jaywalkers. I didn't consult BloGLanD first, and I knit and frogged three times before I gave up on getting my huge feet into the beautiful socks. perhaps I'll try again now that I'm older and wiser..

micah said...

damn man, that's why I don't mess with that tiny sock yarn. It' lik ripping out a sweater's worth of stitches!!!

I wouldn't change - jsut check in more often!

Jana said...

Oh my gosh! I swear I had the same exact Jaywalker frogging post in March 2007! Gosh darn things. I think it's something in the pattern that makes them not stretch or something. And don't change your blog, it rocks just as it is.

Heather said...

I read too! Sorry about the jaywalker mess... it has bitten us all.

James said...

I feel your pain. I've got a mohair sock toe to rip out. No bueno, yo. About the blog, just imagine a sea of a million lurkers. Who actually comments these days?

Marlena said...

On my second pair of Jaywalkers, I knit the leg using a US2 needle, and the foot using US1. They are the best fitting socks I own! Nice and snug in the foot, but I can slide my heel through the leg easily.

I love your blog exactly how it is! I've been noticing a drop in my comments, too (um, not that I was exactly inundated with them before), so I blame the weather. I know I've fallen behind in my blog reading, and other people probably have, too.

Obsessed with knitting said...

maybe there should be a disclaimer. the same thing happened to me. everyone was knitting them so I thought, why not give it a try. I ripped them out and then never started the pattern again.
(the toe up pattern is really tempting....)

Calling on Kahlo said...

I read your blog! I have been MIA as well.

The Jaywalkers are tight but I thought it was because my calves are just fat. I gave mine away.

Crochet Goddess said...

Sorry about the sock. I love your blog and check it almost everyday to see if you have a new post. I was hoping for and update on your garden. I am sure you will get the socks right.

Matt....... said...

Still reading, and as for the jaywalkers, it's why I stick to simple easy boring patterns!

.girl ferment. said...

i like it when you talk about yourself and your knitting. you think you are awesome and you make us think it too.
xx

fcfwknit said...

No! Don't sell out for the traffic--trust me! I enjoy reading your blog the way it is, and I know I've accepted that I have the same five people commenting on my blog as well. It's nice having a tight circle of friends! And, I may be the last person on earth that has not knit Jaywalkers...

Saskia said...

Pshshshshs, you're fishing for compliments... Or is it a hidden survey to figure out the figures?
Kidding, I read and love to read and will keep reading! All the way in the Netherlands!
my verificationcode is: zpmam
that's cool! like a superfastmother

Kimski said...

I love your blog.

To me you will always be the person who introduced me to Nina Simone. I surfed in from Craftster and found the live footage of her performing and played it over and over again. It's so wonderful.

So I just think, keep on being yourself.

Kimski, Melbourne Australia.