Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm Not Feelin' It!!

Sock Madness had the kickoff of Round 4 last Thursday. I was so excited to get started. The pattern called for a variegated yarn, as well as a solid color. The original designer used MMMMmalabrigo. However, I had other plans for my Mmmmmmalabrigo, so I just used something I had in stash. One day in the past, on a yarn binge, I bought Paton's Kroy Socks 4 -Ply and Stripes. Why? Why ? Why?

So, I used the Paton's yarn, and this is about as far as I have reached.
Back - red line is for the afterthought heel.
I like the pattern, but the yarn feels so rough to me, and I have lost all mojo on this sock. I think I want to turn the yarn into a bird's nest. When did I become such a yarn snob? Geez!

So, the magic number for the people that get through to the next round is 8. As of last night, there were 7 people done. I decided to end the torture and work on this. I don't feel like I really forfeited the competition. I feel like I just decided to make something that was more enjoyable.

Last night I started to work on the lace section of my Ishbel Shawl made put of Mmmmalabrigo Sock yarn in Solis.

So, I checked the Sock Madness blog this morning and saw that position #8 is taken. I don't feel bad at all. I am loving my Ishbel Shawl. It is so soft and Squishy.

The golden rule of life - Do what makes you happy!!!


Tawana said...

That's right!!! Do what makes you happy! Congratulations on making it as far as you did it, because I know there is no way I I would have made it as far as you did. I am loving the shawl though.

Rosi G. said...

You did well by going as far as you did girl! Worry not. Use your time wisely to knit what you want and what makes you feel good. why do you think I cast on so many projects??

Also, I could've warned you about that Kroy...

Oiyi said...

Oh, I feel bad since you were ahead for so long. But if you are not feeling it, you are not feeling it. Your Ishbel is looking great!

chicagopurl said...

Lil sis,DO YOU!!! I am now addicted to mal so I totally understand!

Kim said...

The sock looks so pretty even if the yarn is rough. From one yarn snob to another, Patons Kroy: meh!
Your Ishbel is so gorgeous and I love that color malabrigo. I made a beret out of Solis. It's got drape.