Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Sock ~ tastrophe!

I had been getting on so well with my Jubilee socks ~ in fact I had nearly finished the first one ~ when disaster struck and I noticed I had a dropped stitch!



No problem I thought! I'll just unravel the offending sock until I reach the dropped stitch, pick it back up again and then carry on my merry way.

Unfortunately, the knitting had other plans and that is not how it worked out at all! I did some unravelling and I did try to pick up the pesky little dropped stitch, but no matter how hard I tried I just could pick it up and it would slip further and further down the knitting. At one point I did think about ripping the whole sock out and starting all over again but I just couldn't bring myself to do that.

I think that I have now managed to catch that slippery little stitch up ~ but to be honest with you I'm not totally convinced that I've done it properly and I am really hoping that I don't spot any more ladders in my sock when I get my momentum going again.



Wish me luck and hopefully I'll be back with a fully formed pair of Jubilee Socks sometime soon :O)xx

6 comments:

dottycookie said...

Oh no! Been there, done that. Sometimes you can catch the sliped stitch with a crochet hook and sort of weave it back up the ladder - hard to explain but:
http://knitting.about.com/od/troubleshooting/ss/dropped_knit.htm

Catherine said...

Ick! I hate it when that happens! Hope it is sorted. I can't wait to see the finished sock. You are putting me in the mood for a bit of sock knitting again. Almost finished my tunic and something smaller like socks sounds appealing! Cx

Gillian said...

Oh no! I have no idea how to pick up dropped stitches and live in fear of this happening when I knit... They still look pretty good though!

Dottie's Dolls said...

I too used a crochet hook when I dropped a stitch recently but if its too far down the work it tends to get too tight on the hook to do that, I love the sock tho and wish I could do them, - always have trouble following patterns for socks :(

Dottie's Dolls said...

I too have used a crochet hook, but if its too far down the work it tends to get a bit tight, love the socks tho and wish I could make some, I cannot follow sock patterns- tried and tried! :(

Emma @ The Blooming Times said...

Me and knitting...we don't get on so I can't offer you any advice...love the colour of the socks though :o) x