Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tunnel Vision

The other day I started knitting a pair of socks with a very intricate design. The design is called, Twisted Tulip, for those knitters reading this blog. Anyway, I was handling the challenge, no problem, but last night I got to a point in the development of the first sock that I decided I just didn't like the look of the pattern. The photo of the finished pair in my magazine was nice, but it just didn't do anything for me in person.

I was looking at the sock and looked over at my dear husband and said, "I don't really like it."

He asked, "Then why are you making it?" .... Huh?

"Well because I started it." was all I could reply.

He asked, "Does that mean the yarn isn't any good and you can't pull it out?" ....Huh?

"But, if I don't make them then, I'll feel like I wasn't able to complete them."

"You don't like them. So, why complete them." ...Huh? Logic?
Well, I frogged the socks!! (Pulled them out. For those non-knitters reading this blog.) Not an easy thing for this knitter to do. Here is a photo of the sock before it was frogged. Tell me what you think. If you can see it well enough.


  1. Michelle,
    I would wear anything you made. They look fine to me. As I told you before I can't really tell the true color of them. Now that might be a problem. I don't were pink.

  2. I don't wear pink!! Mom

  3. I think the yarn is beautiful. I'm having trouble making out the pattern though. From what I can see they look nice. I've never done socks before so I don't know what kind of time they require. But, if you don't love the pattern, could you make something else with that yarn that you would love to wear? No matter what you decide to make it will look great!