Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dublin Bay Socks

I was very excited to begin my next project for Project Spectrum. I have had my yarn, Cherry Tree Hill - Moody Blues, for quite awhile. I have also drooled over the Dublin Bay sock pattern...wondering if I would be able to do it. My confidence with regards to socks has definitely grown. I have completed four pairs, granted most of those were with a heavier yarn and bigger needles, but I believed I was ready. So I cast on, couldn't get the needles to join properly, frogged. Repeated the process and frogged again. Repeated one more time and look how good it looks....
I took the sock with me to skating today, I love Tuesday afternoons. Two solid hours chatting with friends and knitting. Today was a very productive day. I was able to get several rows done. Then for some reason, I counted one of my needles. It was supposed to have 24 stitches, there were only 21! I tried to correct it. I carefully pulled out a few rows, but it was no use. So what did I do??? Frogged the sock one more time.....

I am beginning to think the yarn truly is MOODY Blues, maybe it doesn't want to be Dublin Bay.

6 comments:

scribbit said...

Those needles look so tiny in that shot. I've never done socks before, I'm afraid I'd worry that someone would wear it and put it on their foot and then walk on it after all my hard work. I'd probably just have it framed if I ever got around to knitting one. :)

Beth said...

Julie,
I had to go look at the pattern again to see if I could help long distance. The lace panel is a pretty basic lace stitch. Have you done lace before? It sounds like somehow you're forgetting some yo somewhere. Could it be that somewhere you got row 1 and row 3 mixed and only did 2 yo one time instead of 3.

I wish I could be there to help because it's such a nice pattern and I know that if you get going you'll find it very easy.

Sandie Knapp said...

Julie,
Have you ever tried using 1 long circular to do your socks? (Magic Loop). I found the 5 dpn's so fiddly I did a search on Google and found instruction on how to do the Magic Loop and I've been hooked ever since. I think it helps not having so many little needles flopping about.

I'm glad you finally seem to be underway though. It can be very discouraging to have all those problems when you are in the early stages of becoming proficient at something. But I have faith in you and your ability. You're becoming a very talented sock knitter too. Take care.:)

Elizabeth said...

OH NO! I love that pattern, though I've never tried it myself. Chin up girlfriend, you can do it! Your knitting is so lovely. Maybe those socks just don't want to come into being right at this moment. Set them aside and come back later and they might just fly off the needles!

Love the yarn as well. :)

Lori said...

I hope to make socks soon. I just learned how to knit with circs and I'm totally jazzed about it...new vistas opening up and all of that.

Anonymous said...

Yea! You're blogging again. I have missed you friend! The yarn is very nice; I know you'll get the hang of it! Tell Bobby I think the batting cage and shed look really great! (Be sure the boys wear their helmets!) Mrs. M