September 27, 2006

Breaking up is hard to do

The sock and I broke up last week. I just didn't feel like he was giving as much to the relationship as I was. What with his yarn that tangled horribly when I was winding it, and the DPN I snapped while trying him on, and all the frogging and reknitting, I knew we just weren't meant to be together.

But as so often happens after a breakup, I got a little lonely over the weekend. I thought maybe the sock and I had spent enough time apart that we could just be friends.

So I invited him over, we had a glass or two of wine, and wouldn't you know thing led to another, and soon I had finished his heel flap, picked up his stitches and started in on his gusset decreases.

I even tried a new method for picking up the stitches, courtesy of Grumperina. Much fiddlier than the usual way, but no unsightly holes.

Apparently I enjoyed this new method so much that I picked up 27 stitches on a 21-row heel flap.

I've been in serious denial about the problems this might cause, but I finally have to face reality: it's puckering like a bastard and no amount of blocking will fix it.

I see our night together changed nothing for the sock. I was just a convenient one-knit stand.

I feel so cheap.


Cara said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that this submission made it into this month's Yarnival! You can view the issue on my blog. Thanks for submitting! Have a GREAT DAY!

Sharon G. said...

Man, those socks - they're all the same, aren't they?

Eve said...

Heeheehee! This post made me laugh. One knit stand. Hee hee!

Kim P said...

Found you through Yarnival. Very funny post. I just broke up with a sock. Ended it halfway through the heel flap. Completely frogged it and put it back in the stash. It was Koigu, and as I put the yarn into the plastic storage box, I thought, "it's not you, it's me."

Kristy said...

Hi! Found you through Yarnival. It was a great post. I just added you as a google reader subscription :)

Barb in Sudbury said...

It was the wine--alcohol makes them look so good, but you wake up the next day to see all the faults.