Knitting Tenacity

The last few days I’ve felt the urge to knit. I haven’t but I have been thinking about it. During my daily trip through Ravelry I got looking at my UFOs. That led me to the yarn you see above. This yarn has a story.

This yarn was purchased as part of the Steampunkery Sock kit in November of 2011. Yes, 2011. If you type Steampunkery in the search box on this blog you’ll find about 15 posts where this yarn and pattern have been discussed. I’m not sure how many times I’ve cast these socks on. The pattern has cables and twisted stitches and working buttons. They’re pretty epic for socks. The Let’s talk about Failure blog post has a photo from the designer if you’re interested.

So I pulled out the yarn and set it up in a project bag with my most favorite sock needles (found in the project bag this yarn was living in) and my tool bag. The plan is to cast on and give it another go. Maybe this time I’ll make it beyond the second buttonhole.

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16 Responses to Knitting Tenacity

  1. cattknithat says:

    Reading your blog I bet you can do it! You did those double helix spiral heel socks. Also do you like Steampunk? I like some of the things. I was following this guy who makes computers that look like they were from the Victorian era

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    • I like the idea of steampunk. The old Victorian look mixed with the technology is very cool.
      This pattern was renewed by the designer in 2016 so it might be easier to follow. It has some do this and also at the same time do that and I tend to miss the at the same time part. Also the chart, which might benefit from being printed out and colored with colored pencils is intimidating.

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  2. Those socks do look challenging. But since you bought the kit…
    I bought a kit for a cowl but never planned on making it. I only bought it because the yarn included was a great deal!

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  3. ReginaMary says:

    So happy you’re picking up the needles. I feel like this is going to be a wonderful year!

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  4. chrisknits says:

    Wishing you all the luck of the knitting mojo!

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  5. Alissa Head says:

    Those socks are epic! I’m so old that “steampunk” still sounds like what the young whippersnappers are into. Maybe they are.

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  6. yarnmama10 says:

    I remember those socks! I actually am acquainted with the designer. She’s awesome. They look fun and interesting so I am anxiously awaiting your successful adventure. I may even give them a try myself.

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  7. those socks look amazing! I will admit, I have a ripple stitch afghan sitting in a box in a spare room, with yarn included, that has to be about 30 years old. Periodically I look at it and say, “well you look happy there, so rest awhile longer.” I have more UFO’s than should be legal but one of the goals this year is to finish up what I like and rip out the rest.

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    Fingers crossed that this time you are the winner instead of the pattern!

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  9. I’m sure having the right project bag will make all the difference. 🙂


  10. I love those socks – although not being much into steampunk, I would probably skip the buttons. But the stitch pattern looks interesting, and stunning to wear. Do you have an equally experienced fellow knitter to provide moral support if you get stuck again? Good luck!

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  11. You got this!!! You are going to make them and they are going to be lovely!

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