Oops, I forgot a title.

Sometimes it’s so hard to be a grown-up and not poke the crazy.  I am so glad I showed that particular drama llama the door (gate?) – life is so much better.

Instead, I have sweater adorableness.


This little cutie is now at the stranded knitting point, so it is no longer portable.  (Actually, since that picture was taken, the sheepies were knit, the sweater was blocked, and the sheepies puckered badly and were hence ripped out again and restarted.  At this time, I have one row of sheep feet, and that is all.)

Thus, I have dug out an old project.


Cryptic notes socks. I finished the first sock ages ago, but unless I’d originally planned to knit these for my ginormo-footed husband (note: NOT) I’ll need to shorten them by an inch at least. P’raps I will pick out the cast on edge and add length to the leg, cuz I have TONS of yarn available.

Added later: as it turns out, I wasn’t thinking too much when I started the second sock, so I cast on, figured out my gauge, and started knitting a 64-st ribbed sock.  The first sock was a 72-st cabled sock.  This does not bode so well for the matching, but I do dislike a sock that’s too loose and so the 64 st sock will stay and the 72 st sock will be reknit.

About pacalaga

Wife, mother, cat-tolerator, dog-lover. Knitter, quilter, occasional spinner, random weaver. Reader, writer, eater, runner. Other assorted roles as necessary.
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6 Responses to Oops, I forgot a title.

  1. Sarah says:

    Not poking the crazy really is the best choice. When I'm tempted, I try to remember to ask myself what my ultimate goal is. I want to have more peace in my life, less drama, and in the end I will feel crappy if I engage in behaviors that do not further those first two ideals.

    I can't wait to see the adorable sweater. Have you figured out what your stranding tension troubles were? Is this sweater for your wee one, or someone else's?

    Well, that's not what you want to happen with the socks, but it sounds like you have a good plan for getting back on track to getting a new pair of socks. xo

    • Joan says:

      I love you and Sarah too. Avoid the crazy at all costs.
      I think I have a sock with similar issues somewhere too.

  2. Marilyn says:

    Avoiding drama is a good thing.
    I'm knitting a colorwork sweater for myself with the same yoke/sleeve construction. Hope I can make it work.
    I've found I'm not much of a sock knitter…so ripping and reknitting one sounds like torture to me!!! o.0

  3. zeneedle says:

    Drama lllamas can get to be so boring. May as well sit back and let them run wild in another persons life. Once you find your tension the yoke will go quickly. Make socks that fit, frog what doesn't. It's a good code to live by.

  4. purlingoaks says:

    Only have the crazies you love around you. 😀 A sheepie sweater! I hope it comes out of time out soon.

  5. kmkat says:

    I saw that bounding llama earlier this week. Every time I think I might be coming down with a sad, I cue it up again. Works every time!

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