Every spare moment spent not ironing, cooking, hoovering, dusting (yeah right!) or making blankets this week has been spent knitting this sock. Ensnared in Posh Yarn's Laura.
Once I got the hang of the pattern, it was actually OK and I could manage it. But - and there is a very big BUT.... I tried it on. It appears to be one of those patterns made for teeny weeny feet. I should have known really - I usually do 64 stitches on 2.75mm needles. This one (and I'd already gone up a needle size) called for 60 stitches on 2.25mm.
But the pattern said it was a very stretchy sock and would fit. It did not. It was so tight round the ankle that I could see the stitch marks on my skin. Uncomfortable to say the least. I even got the children to try it on - too tight for them as well.
So there's only one thing for it. Frog it.
I don't frog - ever - as a rule, but there always has to be a first time. This yarn is too perfect to leave languishing in the unfinished box.
I suspect I will also have to take down the heel flap, but it has caused too much upset already for one day. Perhaps I'll just stick to blankets - I have a great many to do.
Or maybe, just maybe, I'll finish off the Posh Poppy Sock which has now been ignored for a few weeks. What do you think?
But wasn't I brave? I am so proud of myself that I may well frog a whole lot more stuff!