Friday, February 24, 2006

Day... um... What day is it? 14?? Is that right? Okay. Day 14 Update:

I watched Canadian Men's Curling's 12 year old Skip: Brad Gushue and his rink win Gold this evening (CBC replay) as I knit on my sock.

A couple of days ago I was knitting on this sock in my car during the drive to work, which took over 1 hour due to the fact that Calgarians seem to completely forget how to drive in snow when we haven't had any for a while. I came across a knot in my yarn, which was annoying, but, since I was in the car I decided I could live with it. The next round, the knot came apart.

Yes. Apart.

Considering I was in my car, I did what any obsessed resourceful knitter would do. I tied the knot again.
(Don't look at me like that. You don't know. You weren't there. You would do the same thing if you had no choice. I'm not proud, but I had to do it.)

You can see the knot here:

This $@#%&*! yarn has caused me more trouble than any sock yarn has a right to. I had to rewind one ball inside out in order to find a matching place in the striping repeats. Then the $@#%&*! yarn had a knot, and THEN the $@#%&*! yarn did this:

I don't know if you can see it. There is a whole 4 inch stretch where the yarn pretty much disintegrates. Awesome

"Lori, What is up with the sock? Don't you know the Olympics are still on? I mean it says 'Day 14 Update' somewhere up there in the really really long title for this post. Shouldn't you be working on the Olympic knitting?"

Why, thanks for asking. I have an Olympic Knitting update:
Pre-bath and blocking. I'm hoping that the crappy tension issues with the fair isle band will be worked out with blocking.

The body of the sweater was taking a bath while I was swearing trying to solve the problem with the sock yarn:

Blocking. I'm not too sure about the tension issues at this point. We'll see how I feel about it in the morning.

So, provided that I don't do something stupid to make me fall seconds from the finish line, I should be able to set in the sleeves and finish the neck tomorrow.

So close...


  1. Yay! You have a big big chance of getting gold, girl!
    But very important ... what yarn was that you were using for the sock? Just for future reference, you know.

  2. No showboating on the second to last jump, right??

    I'm working really hard at getting that phrase into my vocabulary... It's fun to make fun of snowboarders.

  3. Oh! I'm impressed, really lovely picture placements and those crossed out first thoughts. That's what I want to be able to do.
    Keep up the wonderful work on the socks, not long now, cheers Gillian

  4. Were you driving while knitting the sock or was there someone else with you who was driving??? I am not really sure how that would work to be driving and knitting...were you on the deerfoot at all?? My mom reads novels while she drives. You two should talk or maybe seek help with your obsessive behaviour. Someone could get hurt. But otherwise bummer on the sockyarn...what kind is it for future reference?!


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