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In the Pond

Looks like I’ll be going back to the Frogg Pond.

The Baudelaire Socks aren’t turning out right. When I started them, it kept nagging at me that the gauge wasn’t quite right. I needed US 1.5 needles since the US 2’s were too big and the US 1’s seemed a bit small. I went on anyhow and now after I’ve turned the heel and am working on the leg, I’m having a very difficult time getting them on over my heel. *sigh*

I don’t see any way out of frogging these and I’m thinking I’m going to make a simple ribbed pair of socks with the yarn. I can’t bear to frogg it tonight… it’ll be a job left for tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ll be taking Icarus to work with me to knit on my break times.

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I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

3 thoughts on “In the Pond

  1. Yeah, we all have to take those trips to the frog pond. I had a sock almost done, and frogged it. It’s my own fault, though. I need to check guage (I know it, but I never do it). You were really far, too. Ouch!

  2. I thought gauge was pretty close, but admittedly, I don’t always check gauge like I should.Such is life, I suppose… perhaps the yarn was just destined for another purpose!I’ll check it out! I’ve yet to actually complete a pair of socks toe-up :o)

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