Monday, March 05, 2007

Rockin' Socks!

My first Socks that Rock package has arrived! I love the yarn, the pattern looks like it'll make a cozy sock, and I can't wait to start. But first: sock pal socks. Must not get distracted.
The lady at my LYS saw my finished sock and the amount of yarn I have left. She thinks it'll be enough, but I'm not sure because my row gauge is off and I have more rows per inch than the pattern calls for. The fabric looks beautiful, the fit is perfect, but oh, how I hope the yarn lasts.

Here's the irrational question of the day: am I the only knitter who somehow believes she won't run out of yarn if she knits faster? I know it doesn't make any sense, but I catch myself doing it anyway!

15 comments:

Emilee said...

Good luck with the socks!

That's so funny that you knit faster when you're running out of yarn. Secretly I'm thinking "hurry!" even though, as you say, it doesn't make sense. I didn't know anyone else did that!

Joanna said...

Haha, I totally do that too. I guess, if I'm going to run out, I'd rather know sooner than later! Could you get access to a scale, to find out for sure?

Dipsy said...

Nope, you're not the only one - at least I know someone else who's knitting faster and faster the less yarn she has left ;)

TheKnittingBee said...

It's for moments like this that I lust after one of those electronic weighing scales that are accurate to the gram - my theory is that I will be able to weigh one half of my knitting, weigh the remaining yarn, and then see whether I'll have enough yarn left. Sadly I cannot bring myself to spend a fortune on a set of scales - but every time I start to think I'm running out of yarn/fibre I wish I'd bought a set!

cpurl17 said...

I've caught myself knitting faster too.

Sometimes I underestimate the amount of "tail" whne I'm doing the long tail cast on and cast on faster and faster even though I full well know that I'm going to have to do it all over! On the second go I OVER estimate....

The Fluffy Ewe said...

Yup, I've thought that before too. Like the yarn will vanish if you don't finish by a certain time. Lol

Pam said...

I have used STR yarn once and it's heavenly! Good luck with the socks.

Bezzie said...

Ha ha! I never thought of knitting faster making the yarn last longer! I'll have to try that next time! I have an irrational fear of running out.

maryannlucy said...

I must try this knitting faster thing ;-)

LadyLungDoc said...

Even worse - I knit tighter to get that extra bit out of what remains.

Poops said...

Yes, the faster you knit the more yarn you have. It's a scientific fact. You can look it up.

Hee hee heeeeee.....

fleegle said...

And where, my dear, is the picture?

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

I have faith that you have enough for your second sock. I find that I use less yarn on my second sock than on my first for some reason. I don't know if it's cause I'll knit tighter on the second sock or if it's cause I knit faster too.

So I say, go ahead & knit faster!

C (who's swatching her STR club yarn now since the pattern calls for a tighter fabric)

Rain said...

Ha ha welcome to the knit faster and it will all be ok club.

Fingers crossed you have enough.

knitten kitten said...

Too funny. I do it too, also next time you think you're running short, turn on a horror movie. When I do it I'm a speed demon. BTW, have you picked a prize yet? No hurry, just wondering. I'll also be happy to personalize something for ya'. Just get with me.