Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Arrested Knitting

Whoever said knitting socks was quick and easy, and a good way to get the 'Oh, I accomplished something!' feeling, LIED.

They LIED LIED LIED.

Knitting fancy shmancy socks with sock yarn and teeny tiny needles that break is NOT easy NOR quick. In fact, by the time I complete ONE sock, I am exhausted instead of relieved, and DREAD the process of the next sock.

Especially these socks.

Oh, Grumperina.

Really.

Why'd you do it?

Pictures forthcoming.

Teeny Tiny Non-Confrontational PostScript: If you write patterns and post them for free, you are automatically cool. However (and this goes for all knitting patterns), please be aware that many of us knitters are new to it, and desperately need very exact instructions, and so I offer this little bit of itty-bitty advice--the same advice my father gave me when it came to writing book reports. "Assume your readers know NOTHING and explain to them in VERY CLEAR INSTRUCTION."
I'm not sayin'. I'm just sayin'.

4 Comments:

Blogger Stuntmother said...

I have a small confession. I hate the jaywalker pattern. I found it incredibly tough to knit and uninspiring. This is nothing against Grumperina whom I worship as the goddess she is. It just didn't work for me.

I have knit socks. I'm not a convert.

I just knit some gloves. I am a convert. Too bad I don't need ten pairs of gloves.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Paige said...

Hey girl. I haven't tried the jaywalker pattern yet. I'll have to hear about it tonight at SNB. See you there!!

7:38 AM  
Blogger FugueStateKnits said...

I cannot for the life of me figure out why beautiful expensive yarn should go on my not-so-beautiful stinky FEET. hence, I have been on strike from knitting socks. Imagine the sense of unburdening, the sense of relief, the sheer JOY of seeing a pattern for socks, even a lovely one and telling yourself, "you don't have to do this." :)
Joan a/k/a FSK

7:46 PM  
Blogger adam brown said...

look this is the "diet" i told you about you should really enter the site :) bye enter the site

12:49 PM  

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