Is it possible for socks to actually screw with you while knitting them up?
I think so.
The other evening saw me happily knitting the Bear’s Blues Blitz socks, after an attitude adjustment on my part, and everything seemed to be going quite well. I stopped knitting to try them on and happily discovered that I had almost arrived at the toe bit. Great! I was excited and figured a few more rows and I’ll re-try them on, against the Bear’s stenciled foot outline to be sure, note the measurements, and I’ll be off and roaring to the finish line.
So I knit a few more rounds … and then a few more to be sure …. and THEN another 2 or 3 again …. and stopped for my trial. Perhaps I should say … trial and error? For some unfathomable reason the sock was still about 2 inches short of the toe bit. Seriously! And I’m sitting there baffled, thinking WTF?
So I tried the sock on my other foot …. and nope, same thing. So now I’m wondering …. I’ve been knitting …. right? Not frogging for some unknown reason …. but knitting, around and around and around. So what the hell is going on?!?
A well-intentioned knitter, I knit a few more rounds … maybe 10 … and try the sock on again.
HaH! Little difference or dent.
Prudently I decided to put the knitting down and wandered off to find something soothing and calming to the mind and my nerves …. like a good book.
And so the sock sits, on the shelf, watching and waiting …. and I swear I can hear whispers and cackling coming from its vicinity …. I think the sock devils are having an extraordinary poke at me.