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 it...one 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.

6 comments:

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.