Sunday, January 26, 2014

Year of Projects 3: Fiori Di Zucca 03




SOCKTOPUS: Totally Vanilla • Kandahar • V Junkie • Kwalia • Farmer McGregor • Shur'tugal • 2luvcrew • Vorticity • Rumpled! • Crowley • Om Shanti • Mince Pie Mayhem • Hundred Acre Wood • De Stijl • Fiori di Zucca • Caretta Caretta • Spring Shoots

Seems I always run into trouble if I leave an unfinished sock to hibernate for a few weeks, and this Fiori di Zucca sock is no different. When I left off I made a note to myself that I was ready to start the heel expansion chart, but after knitting 3 more rounds it was clear that something was very wrong. The pattern is now a few stitches off centre. Huh?

Re-reading instructions: stop 4 stitches before end of round before beginning the heel expansion chart.  ** sigh ** Later today I'll be ripping back to the beginning of the heel expansion chart and trying to recover all those yarn overs correctly. A time out of a few hours is definitely in order; I'm very annoyed! And I have no one to blame but myself.

Never mind, let's think happy thoughts. Remember that Pembroke vest that was almost finished last week? Ta Da ... now with buttons. The ultrasound has confirmed that it's a girl!

Still on the baby theme, we caught up with Matt and Sonja last night. Both parents-to-be were thrilled with our gift of an In Threes Cardigan. Funny; it took them several minutes to clue in that the little cardi was hand made. It was very sweet to see how touched they were. Sonja's a tiny little thing, and the baby bump is HUGE. Well, I guess that's not surprising; their baby girl is due next week. Fingers crossed that everything goes well for baby and Mom!

13 comments:

Christine said...

We all have moments like those when we see mistakes we made a few rows back... And the non-knitters. In our lives tend to add to the agitation by commenting that it is "only a few rows"...
That baby Cardi is adorable! Congrats and good luck on your new addition!

Jane Walker said...

Oh I love the baby cardigan and sweater! You do such beautiful work.

Frieda said...

I love your pembroke vest , the buttons are just darling !

It's funny how I overlooked that pattern , I had it in mind to knit a vest for Jessey & Mason but couldn't find a pattern that I liked . Thanks for reminding me , this would be perfect , especially with the braided cable mods that you made . I even have the yarn , yay !

Kepanie said...

Those bunny buttons are a sweet touch. What a wonderful friend you are. Congrats to the parents-to-be.

Chrisknits said...

I love when the giftees show such great reactions. That happened to me today when I gifted some cowls to some Tweens. Priceless.

Caffeine Girl said...

That is the kind of mistake I make all the time! I need to pay more attention to patterns and write better notes!

That little vest is adorable. I'm sure the parents to be will treasure it.

Carolina22 said...

I had to rip back several rows on my Dark and Stormy because I didn't leave very notes as to where I was so I feel your pain! Good luck recovering your yarn overs. The pembroke vest is adorable and I do love the buttons.

mysparemoments.com said...

I hope by now you've righted the mistake and moved on it must have been so annoying, I can't imaine how you were going to get back all those yo's but I do know if anyone could it would be you.
Oh my gosh I love the vest and those buttons are too cute. In threes cardigan is lovely in the cream with red buttons and is a great cardigan that gets great wear, Evelyn did from hers.

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm so sorry you had problems with your sock. Yes, walk away for awhile...my mother used to tell me that and it works. Still, if it was me it would be frogged by now as I don't know how to undo properly. I can back out of a knit or a purl mistake now but if it's too complicated I just have to start over...thus, the reason it seems I make no progress. LOL!
The sweater is precious and what a beautiful gift to give the expectant parents. I hope you have a good week and by next week you are "back in the saddle" with the sock. Take care.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I love the colour of that sock! So warm!

Ylva said...

Leaving anything for more than a day can definitely be dangerous, I hope you can salvage it and make it work!

Lily Razz said...

That Pembroke vest is really pretty, love the buttons! I do hope the sock stops frustrating you.. Good luck!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Ugh, I hate when I pick up hibernating projects and have those type of confusions. We've all been there!

I love the pink buttons. What a great gift!