Like the good Raveler I am, I checked and double checked other knitters notes on Marlene and yarn choices before I cast on. Thinking I was ready, I began knitting away happily. A yummy chocolate-y shade of Koigu on #1 needles. About 1/2 way through the first sock I read this by Grumperina which caused a little trepidation but I brushed it off as indigestion caused by the babe. The knitting continued.
Pretty huh? I loved this pattern from the first time I saw it in the Fall/Winter 2008 Knit 1. Another gem from Cookie A. (I’m dying for her new book).
My mind kept telling me it looked a bit small. I knit on… I did swatch and was getting the gauge on a #2 (like the pattern called for) but it just seemed so large, so I stuck with the #1. This is one of the those moments in the life of a knitter when she completely disregards all the things she knows and just jumps in…thinking hey it will all work out. Why worry, just knit.
Then I tried it on……
Can you see anything wrong here? The freaking thing doesn’t fit….not even close….#$%&!!!!! Now this could be from slightly swollen feet and ankles (only one pair of my shoes fit comfortably right now), that’s what I want to believe but why continue the delusion.
Heed the warnings people….
They would probably fit my sister. But I wanted sooo much to knit a pair of socks for myself.
Any thoughts? Rip? Continue and give them away? F@$K!!!