Friday, June 14, 2013
Roses For Margaery: Another Game Of Thrones Inspired Sock
Yesterday was a great day for knitting! I had to drop my little guy off at preschool in the city and as a treat to myself, I spent several hours at my local yarn shop knitting. Trish, the coolest yarn shop owner EVER, has comfy couches in the back where knitters can come and knit when you feel like it. Heaven!
The day before yesterday, I discovered a glaring mistake in my "Roses For Margaery" sock. Right on the top of foot, I forgot to knit through the back of the loop in a section of the pattern. At first, I thought I could just forget about it, keep knitting because they are the prototype. Nope. That one row was bugging me so bad, I had to rip the sucker back. It was A LOT to rip. Sigh. Ever had to do that? Make the decision to forge on or rip waaaaayyyy back because it was just bugging you?
As painful as it was to rip, I was glad I had those golden hours at the yarn shop to knit. I actually made it back up to where I was before and then sum. Yes!
Trish came back to sit with me because there was a lull in customers. I noticed her pretty, dainty feet. With slim ankles. Hmmmm. Trish agreed to try them on and OH my gosh, the leg and arch fit her perfect size medium foot fantastically! Yay! But the foot, which was 79 stitches in circumference was a pinch too big. She suggested to decrease to about 72 stitches for the foot.
Trish knows her socks. And her perfectly pretty medium foot. So what's that I hear? The sound of ripping coming my way. Grrrrr. Totally grumping about when will these (insert swear word of your choice) socks EVER be done!??? However, now I have some valuable insight on the medium and a strong idea about what to do for the large. Yay!
Designing. Ah, ya gotta love it. Or go crazy. :P