Sunday, June 07, 2009

WIPeout 2009 - Mum's birthday socks

PATTERN: Umm - see "Issues" below.

YARN: Patons Patonyle in the sickly pink self-striping colourway.

PROGRESS: First sock knitted to gusset stitch pick-up. The were at this stage Christmas week, Mum's birthday is in late April.


  • found I'd dropped one of the heel stitches way back at the beginning of the heel
  • Mum's in warmer climes for winter and announced she didn't need anymore hand-knitted socks. However, she's been wearing the same two pairs of hand-knitted socks in high rotation for the last month. She does need and want more hand-knitted socks.
  • Can't remember what pattern I was using, if any and don't have any notes about it.
  • don't really like the colourway


  • Stop worrying about the dropped stitch. Put a safety pin in it and sew it in when the sock is done.
  • Count stitches in band
  • Count stitches in gusset pick-up.
  • Count number of rounds in band.
  • Measure length of leg to heel flap
  • Count rows in heel flap
  • WRITE ALL NUMBERS down - that's the pattern fat-head.
  • suck it up and keep knitting


Leonie said...

At least with a highly patterned yarn you didn't also have a lace pattern going on!!

nettie said...

I love your Operation WIPeout. It's almost inspiring me to do the same - almost! But I agree about the pink patonyle. I have some, lordy knows how or why, and I really don't want to use it. Hmmm, maybe it could go in the Vinnie's bag.

Taphophile said...

No, Nettie, over-dye it - I've seen it done with a blue overdye and it looked great.

Priscilla said...

That is certainly a brightly colored yarn! Good for you for finishing them for your mom.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

As I tend to be unusual in my own creative wacko way....I like that colour way and need to make myself a pair of socks with it.

Lynne said...

Wow! You're pretty tough on yourself, aren't you?

Try not to look at the socks while you're knitting and when you do, imagine they're some other colour! LOL