It is not essential to have a bunch of tools for a project, but boy! the latest tech is nice! Here is the chart holder I received for Christmas year before last, now come into its own. It holds the chart, allowing me to slide the marking magnets up or across to keep my place in the complex pattern.
Since I am knitting the sock from the cuff down, you can see the text of Beowulf is upside down. I have got about twelve rows in, far enough to see how the work is going to shape up.
But now a number of infelicities are plain. The top of the sock is scalloped, very pretty but not very elastic. Is this sock going to fit at the top? I also do not like the way, in this yarn, the thing curls down, obscuring the lettering. This is what excessive innovation gets you; the traditional ribbing at the top of socks was not good enough and now we are wandering in the wilderness. The solution would be to run an inch or so of ribbing directly under the scallops. But to do this I would have to frog all the work done so far. (That’s knitter’s cant: it’s called frogging because you rip-it, rip-it. We’re horrible punsters.) And if I was going to do that, then now would be the time to adjust the size. The sock seems … large. Remember I posted about the importance of gauge? Now it’s coming back to bite me on the butt.
Frogging is drastic. Such a step should never be taken at the end of a day! Also I should probably email Alma and send her the diameter of the work to date, so that she can measure her own leg and compare.
Next up: If it were done, when ’tis done,then ’twere well it were done quickly
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