Saturday, March 17, 2007
To Frog or not to Frog: help!!
See these cute lil needles? I picked them up at my LYS yesterday in order to start in on my new Socks that Rock Club yarn, Monsoon. Take a close look at the packaging....doesn't it just scream 'I've been in this store since 1978, please take me home!'?
I decided to not use the pattern sent with the shipment as a. it it didn't grab me at all as I hate slouchy socks that make you look like you have thick ankles, even though my grandmother said that thick ankles were sign of beauty (?) and b. I didn't feel like knitting a penis (see YH's entry and pic here). Oh and then there's also the 'I think I'm special and I have to be different' element. In any case, I decided to do the Retro Rib socks from the IK Favorite Socks book. I love the pattern but am not loving the pooling. Everything was fine on the top part of the cuff as there was a nice little striping thing going on--but just look at the hideous pooling that soon follows. My question: should I send this item back to the frog pond, or just leave it? Does pooling make you insane, or am I being unreasonable? Please note: frogging always feels like total defeat to me and I tend to take it really hard. Be gentle with me!