Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Scorecard: Jaywalker 75, Me -10

The jaywalker kicked my ass again last night. I finally had turned the heel and was getting ready to knit up the reverse heel flap. So I tried it on again. (I've done this about 75 times during the process). This was the moment when it went from "kinda loose" to "too damned big". I should have known better than to use the stargazer lily. It's sock garden you know. Of the curs-ed sock garden variety you might say.

I now have a very misshapen re-wound skein of stargazer lily. Bummer. I might have to abandon this pattern. I don't know.

4 comments:

margene said...

I don't know what size needle you usually knit sock with or the size of your foot. I have had success (I THINK!) with one size larger than normal needle and a little softer/larger yarn that the Koigu I started with. Sock garden might be a little too thin. That's my take on these dern socks!

Jennifer said...

Who boy! I say put the Jaywalkers aside for a little bit and work on something else for a couple of days. That can be so frustrating!

Beth said...

Jaywalker is kicking much more talented knitters' asses than mine so I'm staying away. Have you seen the Peak Experience pattern or Broadripple? It's very similar to those and I haven't heard any compaints about their sizing. Just an idea.

Leah said...

I agree it is so frustrating when you just can't seem to get a pattern right.

I know that when I go work on somehting else and come back it's easier to face the nemesis!

Good luck!

Oh & compeletely unrelated but I grew up in j-ville! Your the first knitblogger I've "met" from there.