Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I am a knitter, honest!

I keep starting every post with an apology and a promise to start posting more after I finished the craft show.

The craft fair went really well. I sold out of the adult sized felted hats by mid-day on Saturday. They were so popular. I will be working really hard to get more of those done for next year. I will also be including a few accessories for them as well to make them more appealing. (I took one and pinned a broach on it so it looked like a cloche from the 20's. It was very cute!)

I received a couple of custom orders as well, so I've been scurrying to finish those up. The first hat I finished up already and when I called the person who ordered it, she canceled. I hate it when people are flaky like that. I put a lot of effort into getting it done quickly and then I get nothing for it. (Well, not nothing, since I can put into inventory for next year. But, still, it is pretty rude if you ask me.)


I have an announcement.

Brace yourselves.

I have finished a pair of socks.

Not just any socks.

The socks that sucked the soul from me.

I have finished the Pomatomus socks.

I started these last summer. But I had a few problems with the yarn. It was knotted in at least 4 places and when I went to return it to the store, the hours on the card that I picked up when I purchased the yarn that week were wrong. Then the clerk was rude to me and said that I couldn't possibly have gotten the card there recently. She didn't even have the class to apologize when proven wrong either. (It was the last time I shopped there.)

Then, Eric got so sick and life fell apart. I knit on these while he was in the hospital and ever since they have left a weird feeling in the pit of my stomach.

Then, when I decided that it was not fair to the yarn to let it languish in my WIP basket forever, I found this. I finally screwed up the courage to try and fix them this weekend. I decided to reknit the 2 rows that were damaged and just run a strand through all of the remaining loose stitches. I think it came out pretty well, all things considered.

Honestly, it is as if I was not supposed to knit these socks.


Michele said...

He they look good, even if the leave you with a bad feeling. Maybe you were not meant to knit them at all?

Shan said...

I, too, have suffered from knit-goddess smackdown. I was not supposed to take part in Sockapaloooza 4 and yet did I heed the signs? Did I abandon ship when I had a chance to bail? No. And it was a world of hurt by the end.

Anyhow, your pomatomi look gorgeous, I love the purple. Good for you for finishing them.

Sheepish Annie said...

I think the socks are just perfect! They are nothing if not a triumph over adversity. And, we all know my rule for socks: What's inside the shoe doesn't count.

Well done!!!

Stacey said...

I'm so glad you finished the socks...or sokken (my Dutch is slowly coming along). They look great! I remember your frustrations with "the store that shall not be named."

Ragan Knits etc... said...

WOW. Hurray!

BigAlice said...

Oh, they are gorgeous! Even if they are the EEEEVIL socks (have I finished mine yet? No.) In any case, it looks like you were meant to wear them, even if you weren't meant to knit them.
Congratulations on doing so well at the craft fair!