03 September 2010

Waiting Room Knitting


Knitting this sock kept my attention focused. But when the hospital stay was over, I frogged the sock because there was going to one large problem: not enough yarn. The needles I used were too small (2.75mm) and should have been 3.25mm, which in itself made for a very dense fabric. Will I do the cables again? Probably, but not with this yarn. I think a solid color would show them off better. In fact, a totally different pair of socks have been cast on using the larger sized needles and a smaller sized sock. Should work, I hope.

For you knitters out there, see the yellow row marker? Do you see what I did? I made it into a fob and can clip it right to the knitted fabric or use it as a marker. I got tired of chasing that silly thing across the room and this was an aha! moment.

I want to thank everyone for their well wishes to hubby. It is very appreciated. He is doing well and I will be able to return to work next week.


  1. I don't know a thing about knitting but I do know that it seems a shame to FROG all of that beauty!!

    Glad your husband is doing well, that's good news; enjoy your weekend.

  2. The yarn will make a beautiful pair of socks. The cables will definitely be showcased with a semi-solid yarn.

    Happy to hear that your husband is on the mend.

  3. Sometimes what we craft is about the journey and not the end result. Sounds like the knitting served its purpose well and gave you something to focus on when you needed a distraction. Hope your hubby is on the mend soon :o)

  4. Too bad you ran out of yarn, they were sooo pretty. I congratulate you on being able the knit socks. I still strive for that knowledge. Have a great weekend.

  5. I'm so happy that everything went well.
    Take care and have a great long weekend!!!

  6. I had to frog a sock that I was knitting too, but I wasn't as far along as you. That had to hurt! Frogging is never fun. I'm glad your Hubby is doing well!

  7. Well . . . . I guess we could say that the sock has already filled its destiny. Good to hear that all is going well and will keep up the positive thoughts that it continues!

  8. Too bad you have to frog it, it looks good, love the row counter fob idea!
    Glad to hear his knee is doing well!
    Take care of yourself also