Revisiting A WIP

I have a bit of knitting time to kill before I start my Camp Loopy project so I thought I would be a responsible knitter and pick through the WIP pile and find a project that really deserves to be knit. I decided on the Steampunkery Socks. These have been in the WIP pile for a while. I bought the kit in 2011 and finally cast on the first time April 2013. I have spent the last few days working on the first sock. Knitting this sock reminds me of a time I stopped in a store in Canada. When we lived in Maine we often went to Canada and this one time we stopped at a tiny convenience store in the middle of nowhere. I entered the store to make a simple purchase but quickly found myself lost. It seems the store was oddly laid out and the only person working there didn’t speak English. All I wanted was tampons but trying to explain with hand gestures wasn’t really appropriate. I ended up at a different store a few miles down the road. Well this pattern seems to be in some other language than knitting. I speak knitting and I speak sock but this pattern isn’t in either of those. I am currently on my 9th 10th, yes, ninth tenth attempt at getting beyond row 6 of the chart. I have read though all the helpful notes and forum posts on Ravelry. I have searched the internet for blog posts, youtube and really anything that can help me. The Bavarian twisted stitches and the multiple kinds of crossed stitches have me at a loss. I think I’ll take it to knit night and see what they think. I’m afraid I may have to just drive down the road and find another pattern…


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8 Responses to Revisiting A WIP

  1. elpalchica says:

    Sorry I can’t be there tonight to help.


  2. YarnyDragonfly says:

    I wondered what you would work on for the next few weeks. Hopefully C and M will be able to help you – it sounds way beyond my experience!


  3. The pattern looks wonderful but 10 attempts?! I’d probably have given up long before and thrown the pattern in the bin in protest lol


  4. chrisknits says:

    I have rarely encountered a pattern I couldn’t decipher, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there. So sorry that this one isn’t working for you. Maybe fresh eyes will help.


  5. avantaknits says:

    After ten tries, I definitely would have moved on to something else. I admire your persistence! 🙂


  6. Marilyn says:

    You have amazing endurance! That pattern would have been shredded, just for revenge, at my house!!!


  7. lottieknits says:

    I hope you figure it out, good luck 🙂


  8. ellen says:

    Okay, I’m just so impressed with the 10th attempt at knitting this pattern. I’m also still giggling about not explaining tampons using hand gestures. ha!


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