29 March 2013

No Pooling For Me

Judy over at Patchwork Times has a pooling challenge for socks going on.  I'm a slow knitter but I love socks so I thought what the heck..I have 2 months until the dead line. Yeah right....I can't get a sock to pool for the life of me.

I have attempted 4 different yarns (I think), and still no such luck and the sad thing is I refuse to tink the ones I have already started. So, in the last week I have cast on at least 4 socks..I can say I did take the first one apart but that is it.  I have one more pair of needles and a couple more sock yarns I might try...if not I will give up and at least try and have one of these sets of socks done before the challenge is over.  Good news is I will get a set of socks done right....

First attempt...no such luck..ended up taking it off the needles. Does look pretty all caked up though.

Second attempt..Haven't used the brown one yet..

Turned out to have great stripes though...

Great stripe but I don't even know where the picture went with the calendar and before caking
Latest attempt...still working on the ribbing..so maybe I will have some time tonight to get into the leg and some miracle will occur and after upteen attempts I will have a pool.

I did cast all of these on with 2.5mm needles and 64 stitches...it is a plain vanilla sock and I am just not that good with going out of the box yet.  I kept using the same size needles because for some reason I have a ton of them.. I do have a couple more choices I may try since I do have a few days until March is over...hmmm what to do...

I can say that I will be ordering me some more Cubics needles I love them....

Well off to find some pools..for more pooling head on over to Judy's.


PS.  I even thought about taking a nice drive up to The Loopy Ewe this weekend, that is how crazy this is making me.  In a good way..I think.


  1. A field trip to The Loopy Ewe?!?!?! How lucky! I love all your sock yarns. Each pair is going to be great.

  2. Thank you...I at least will get some done..maybe not all by the time the challenge is over but eventually.

  3. Love your sock choices. FYI - Judy posted that there will be a "runner-up" prize for those who couldn't get their socks to pool.

    Good thing I don't live close enough to The Loopy Ewe...I would be broke!

  4. LOL..The Loope Ewe is about a 3 hour drive from me..not to close and not to far away...which is a good thing..