Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Yarn Along: Rip It!

{Yarning Along with Ginny}

Laundry so didn't make it to completion Monday- groceries seemed so much more important that day. Yesterday ended up being the true "catch up" day. Unpacking all the way, laundry, putting everything away and getting back to a more normal routine with the kids was the name of the game.

I ended up taking the purple socks with me to finish up and the grey and coral Regia for another pair of socks. Sadly, I discovered a pretty serious dropped stitch situation just before the heel flap on the second purple sock. I spent a good hour trying to recover it without ripping back, even past the point where it became obvious that I should give up and rip back.

So I finally did.

It took most of the trip to get back to where I was before the great rip-back of 2013... about an inch from starting toe decreases. I'm happy to say that the toe decreases are now begun and I just need an hour or so to finish them and graft the toe.

I did start the first of the Regia socks as well in a moment of needing to not look at the purple sock of fail. It has a few successful inches on it, but nothing fun to show.

I also took along Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin on the kindle to read. It's been long on Brian's giant list of science fiction and fantasy I should read so when I saw it available through our library on the kindle I grabbed it. I'm through the first few chapters so far and enjoying it. It's a different pace than the books I've read lately so it took me a bit to get into it, but it is really good so far.


  1. Oh, I hate ripping back. I'm glad you were able to go back and get back to where you were :)

  2. Oh no! I'm so sorry about the ripping back! I love the pretty soft colors of your yarn though!

  3. How brave of you! What a pretty sock. I hate ripping back, and it always takes a bunch of courage to do so.

  4. Ugh!! How annoying to have to rip out the stitches.

  5. Bummer about the ripping but it was necessary. If I can't fix within an hour or two I rip it out. So much faster :)

  6. Game of Thrones ~ everyone is watching here (but me) maybe the reading would be a great place to start? I am sorry for your ripping. Personally, I'm very good at it. ;) ~ Paula


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