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Rocky start

So my 12 pairs of socks plan has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start. Yesterday I went to wind the yarn for my first pair of socks, the Wishbone socks (because my counting was also suffering when I figured out that no. 4 on my list was Wishbone, not Nutkin…). I went to go wind the yarn and twenty seconds in, it looked something like this.

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Seriously, one of the most poorly wound skeins I’ve ever encountered. (and whoa, my craft room is a mess.)

My plan now is to see if one of my knitting circle friends would like to take a stab at untangling that beast and winding it by hand—some of them really enjoy that sort of thing. My contingency plan is to re-run the number generator and just pick a different pair of socks for January, and then either go back to the Wishbone socks once a friend has had a chance to wind the yarn, or with a new skein of yarn.

Fiddlesticks. How are your 2011 knitting projects going, three days in?

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Amy

8 replies

  1. I can’t see a picture? Sorry to hear you’ve already come across a hurdle though.

    My knitting? Not happened yet this year. I’ve either slept, or done housework, mostly lol. I know, so exciting. *sigh*

  2. My 2011 knitting has gone great, mostly because I spent all of January 1st and most of January 2nd watching Dr. Who and True Blood with Sarah, and Ceci and Ana for a bit. And then I went to Adri’s and knit while I chatted with her! I knocked out at least a foot, and I think a bit more, of my Lace Ribbon Scarf, and did a sock heel flap. Woohoo! We now return to our regularly scheduled general lack of knitting progress.

    1. That’s handy! I actually didn’t knit much over the holidays. I think I needed a break. Are you digging the Lace Ribbon Scarf now, or are you still frustrated with it’s slantiness?

      1. (Weeks later, when I remember to check back through the comments)
        Yes, I’m liking it better now, because I have memorized the pattern. It’s still wonky, but not having to carry the chart around (it’s really pretty easy to memorize after a few repeats) has led to much quicker progress, which is always good!

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