We got the weekend off to a great start with a nice longish but not killer bike ride and a great dinner of grilled salmon and fresh raspberries – and I am having so much fun working on ‘brainless’ now that I have the gauge and needles that fit the sock.
I can’t stress enough what a lesson this was for me. Sheer cast-on-adrenaline had taken me to slightly past the toe when I was working on the size 0 metal needles. But my fingers hurt and the yarn squeaked and split and it was, honestly, painful to knit. I gave it a few days rest that extended to six weeks. And now, in the 5 days since knit group where I frogged that start and changed to size 1 bamboo dpns, I have a sock complete to the gusset.
This yarn, Three Irish Girls Adorn sock yarn in colorway Aiden, that I loved in the skein and then disliked on the needle, is now so much fun to watch as it knits up. Look at the different patterns on the two gussets! And the striping in the stockinette is charming and changes to pooled stripes during the gusset pattern. Never a dull moment.
I must be channeling the yarn this week as on a walk through a wetland near our house a few days back I was compelled to photograph the blooming cattails (female flowers on top – wild!). Colorway look familiar?
So, to review – listen to your knitting! If it isn’t fun, something’s wrong – change it! If the yarn squeaks, something’s wrong – change it! If your fingers hurt, something’s wrong – change it!. Knitting is supposed to be a pleasure. When it isn’t, take the time to figure out why and… change it!
I hope your change of location is going totally right and no one is squeaking about hurt fingers.