Thursday, February 23, 2006


Ok, I'm ashamed to admit it.......I'm an Olympic drop-out...........I swear it's not my fault(believe me I swore a lot) the Jaywalkers got the best of me! I'm not sure if it's just me being really anal or if they look as bad as I think but either way they gotta go!!
I'm not in the best of moods today it's been a bit of a wacky week and I was tired today. It probably wasn't the best time to work on the socks (from hell) but there they were staring at me what could I do? Picked up #2 (now there's a play on words) and started's done past the heel into the foot where the decreases start. Right off I see something I don't like~~rows back.
I am not taking 3/4 rows out with umteenthousand sts. on the needles I'll live with it. Maybe not.............I can't stop looking at this twisted/stretched's mocking me!! No way in hell am I tinking back that far.......ok, ok, maybe it won't be too bad if I go slow........crap, what the hell was that stitch????? A decrease???? A ssk????? Oh well, doesn't matter it's gone now!! Now what??? If I slip the stitches off the circulars carefully I can unravel back to the gusset......oops, whoa those stitches really slid off those addi's quick! Now I know I had more sts. than this when I started! Ok, so now I'm all the way back to the heel flap~~~I'm really fighting the urge to RIP IT TO SHREDS!!!! This is new was $18..........control yourself!!!
Throw it down on the floor/step on it/give it a swift kick/let Sophie roll around on it .......pick it up brush it off and frog the dam thing!! The End!

So tomorrow I'll cast on something new or maybe I'll sew instead!
Yesterday KK's day off we took a nice ride to Rochester .....there's an awesome x-stitch shop there. I had ordered a pattern months ago and it came in awhile back but I forgot about it. When they called to remind me I was tempted to have them send it to me but I'm glad I didn't. It was a beautiful day to take a ride. Sunny and warmer than it's been. Took us a little over and hour to get there but this shop is so worth it! On the same level as a great yarn shop! I'm sure KK was impressed! I don't think he really minds these little excursions I come up with because he doesn't have anything to do on his day off. In the same plaza is a fabric shop with a huge assortment of fabrics~~not the usual Joann pickings. Thank God I don't quilt!
After browsing the fabrics we went around the corner and had a nice lunch then headed home. I had a hard time staying awake......sleeping in the car is the best!
I think I've rambled enough so I'm
Off to read


emy said...

Knitting is to be enjoyable so just chill! :)

Dympna said...

I guess I am a drop out also. I just don't want to admit it. I'm knitting a Pumpkin Sweater from Mary Maxim. It is just not enjoyable. I want to knit other things. In fact I'm knitting socks. Not enjoying them, just knitting them. I am going to try and knit a bit this weekend and then I will work on the sweater once a week. It is no fun to knit on something that is not enjoyable. Good Luck.

Lynne said...

Another olympic drop out here. We need a support group. We missed you last night!

Susan said...

No! No! I have checked your progress religiously thinking if you finished the Jaywalkers and they fit then I would finally start a pair. Now I feel badly letting you be the "guinea pig". How about Broadripples? I am in the middle of a pair now (check out my blog) and they are turning out great. Very similar to Jaywalkers but not quite.

danserz said...

What great yarn! Where did you find the flag-patterned yarn?

Patti said...

Sorry to learn you are dropping out. It's been fun watching the development of your Jaywalkers. Consider using lifelines at regular intervals on your next pair of socks. It makes ripping back into a minor annoyance rather than a trauma. Have fun tomorrow!

mf said...

Sorry that you dropped out, but I hope you still finish your Jaywalkers!