Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

I felt like a genius for coming up with this pattern (Vanessa antiopa Socks) and colorway pairing and getting them to play nice… until I reached the heel. After turning the heel, yarn started pooling in a Kermit-like manner on top of the sock (a lot of green). (note: I gave up on the dpn’s with this pattern and switched to circular needles – there was some laddering and I finally decided it was not worth it.)

Muppet Sock 1

Once I got down to 66 stitches, the color pooling started to behave itself a bit better and things were once again chugging along…..until I realized that I did not actually read the pattern and was supposed to have continued row ONE of the chart all the way through the gusset decreases. Well, crap.

Muppet Sock 2

I must frog. This makes me think of Kermit again.

Muppet Socks 3

Ok. Row one ’til I finish the decreases. check. Now, onto the foot AND the rest of the chart. In spite of the false starts, I still think these socks are a quick fun knit.

Mine raveled here

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I finished reading Outlander – I rather enjoyed it. At some point, I’ll dive into the sequel.)
Frontier Dreams


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7 Comments

  1. Mlissabeth says:

    I smiled when you referenced Kermit with frogging. ;) The sock has a nice colorway.
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  2. Evelyn says:

    aw what a shame, hope you don’t have to frog too much. They look lovely and I’m sure they’ll be worth it when they’re finished :)
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  3. Bonnie says:

    I like this pattern in those colors. Nicely done!
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  4. A Guyra Girl says:

    I love the socks! Especially the colourway. I imagine they will be beautiful when completed.
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  5. Regula says:

    Yes, never give up! :-) Enjoy knitting!
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  6. Liz says:

    Those are going to be so fun when they are finished! :)
    ~Liz
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  7. Carrie says:

    I totally love it. Kermit-like or not.

    And to me, you’re a genius whether you came up with that pattern or not.
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