Tuesday, February 27, 2007

knitter's block

i learned to knit specifically to knit socks. it was something i had always wanted to do. every time i come across a sock pattern i ohh and ahh inside and think about the yarns i would use, or the colors i would pick and who the socks would be for. but right now i am stuck at picking up the gusset stitches on the second brown sock. and i have been here for awhile, perhaps a week. every couple of days i give it a try, knit myself into a problem, try to fix said problem and end up ripping it out. i feel i am close, but i am not quite there yet. sometime soon there will be a breakthrough, and i will look back on this and chuckle. but until then, the sock just sits there in it's knitting bag, patiently waiting.


Teaandcakes said...

Have you seen Grumperina's method?

That's how I pick up the stitches - it's just how I did it before I learned the right way - it makes more sense to me, is easier and works out just fine. Good luck.

DaviMack said...

I'm wondering if TeaAndCakes' idea for putting in "lifelines" would help here, too.