Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Moving on

I worked for hours and hours on this sock. It was tough, tedious and tiresome. Knitting, for me anyway, should be pleasurable and have a certain flow to it that makes the process soothing and somehow fulfilling. That just wasn't happening with this sock.

So, after letting the sock rest for a couple of days, I've ripped the whole thing. Not that I'm the only one. I should have paid more attention to the comments I'd been reading around blogdom. I'm so unhappy with this yarn that I've recommended that the pending shipment from the distributor be cancelled. If that can't happen I will make another sock but in plain knit for a shop sample. There are just too many other, more enjoyable, yarns out there to spend the amount of time I was spending on this yarn.

I'm still on jury duty for the week but so far haven't had to check in. I have two more days of waiting. I'd sure be disappointed if I have to show up on Friday. Meanwhile, I've run out of yarn for the zigzag scarf. I thought I'd have enough but I'm not even half way to where I want to be. I have some more of the Brown Sheep Nature Spun in my stash but it turns out not to be the same color. I haven't seen this particular yarn at any of the yarn shops around here so I guess I'll be making a trip to Velona's some time soon.

I also started a Palindrome scarf. I have a couple of skeins of Brunswick Germantown that I got maybe twelve years ago that I'm using. No pic today. Gotta save something for tomorrow.

6 comments:

Monika said...

It's a pity about the Noro sock yarn, but you are right, there are so many nice one to work with out there. I hope you'll find the yarn you need to finish the scarf!

Temperance said...

Sorry that the sock yarn isn't socky. Any chance it is really a scarf yarn? Or maybe it really wants to be a hat?

sue said...

Thanks for letting us knitters know about the sock yarn, and can it be used to create something else like a hat perhaps.

lexa said...

Our Kureyon Sock was backordered. I only ordered two bags, but now I wonder if I wouldn't be wise to cancel it. I do have a couple of people waiting for it. Maybe it's good that we just have the two bags coming. If I try it I'm sure I'll have to do vanilla. I haven't read much good yet about it, so I won't stress myself on anything fancy.

katherine said...

I'd already decided it wouldn't be worth my while for socks, but I *have* been wondering if it would be interesting for shawls. Somehow I can imagine a very nice Pi shawl done in this stuff.

mehitabel said...

After I felt that yarn, I wondered if it would be good for anything that would be worn next to the skin, like mittens or a scarf or sox. I'm thinking it might be good for a bag, or the kind of scarf that goes OUTSIDE of a coat. That's if you can bear to knit with it. Maybe it's just a great sit-in-the-bowl-and-admire-me kind of yarn, cause the colors are glorious!