Tuesday, 24 September 2013

woyww #225 - a pain of a sock


Hello, here I am joining in with What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday. No need to explain, you know all about it by now.

So my desk, back upstairs in the loft.   Unfortunately the light is dimming which is why my lamp is on.


At the front is my new sock. This is a lattice pattern which is fairly easy unless you are good at losing stitches like me and can't count, like me and don't read a pattern properly, like me. Suffice to say this sock has been a real pain in the neck and yet the wool is so soft (Regini Angora Merino). It is a gorgeous cream, well it was. I have knitted and undone about five times already and it has got quite grubby. I am thinking of pulling it all off and starting again too as I have done the pattern on the underside of the sock and I shouldn't have!
Good news though, I did finish my little rag doll and Leftover Leo is all done apart from his scarf.

Well I don't think there is anything else on my desk that is of interest so I will go and have a quick game of football with my Smalls (not my underwear my small boys!!) and then have a look to see what else is happening around the world of lovely scrumptious desks.

P.S. No baking this week, maybe next week.

33 comments:

butlersabroad said...

Oh poor little sock! Hope you get it fixed soon, I have to write down every row of a pattern I complete, otherwise I don't know what row I'm on! My patterns get so messy with lines of numbers written on them and crossed out!! The little rag doll is so beautiful, did you give it to her yet? Bet she loved it. And yes, six of those origami foldy things I've made go together to make a big snowflake!

Hugs
Brenda (No number yet!)

butlersabroad said...

You'll find yourself at number 3 this week! It would have been number 2 but I wasn't quick enough, lol!

Create With Joy said...

Love the rag doll - but can't wait to see what you bake next week!

Happy WOYWW to you!

Create With Joy - #2
http://create-with-joy.com

Regina Hamilton said...

I really like that sock pattern. Good luck with finishing it. happy crafting #5

Deb said...

Your sock looks fabulous to me! Hope you don't have to pull it out and start again, I so hate to do that! Love the rag doll so cute!
Debxx

sandra de said...

The sock looks fab ... all the best in finishing.
Sandra @12

Nan G said...

The sock looks good to me, the expert knitter that I am....cough wheeze choke....;) wink wink! I do love the dolls at the back. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #7

Sharon Madson said...

I don't knit, but I do crochet, and I know about taking stitches out and redoing! :) Ugh! :) I will come back next week and see what you are baking!
Sharon
#16

Lynn McAuley said...

I have such envy for knitters! I am a beginner crocheter and counting and pattern reading mess me up repeatedly. Looks like your socks will be wonderful when you get them worked out!

Leftover Leo - what a great name! I'm sure he'll look even cuter when he gets his scarf!

Hope your Wednesday is absolutely wonderful!!

Lynn #20

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are too funny! Yes, it sounds like it might be best if you start over. Still, you're doing lots better than me since I've never knitted in my life! Happy WOYWW! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wouldn't the pattern on the underside of the sock be slightly uncomfortable? I think undoing is the only way...sorry....
I am still giggling about the thought of footie in your statues, lol!!
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Candace said...

Knitting socks! So envious that you can do this. I am what is known as a basic very slow knitter. I would so love to knit a pair of socks but don't know where to start. One day I will.

Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Hugs Candace
#36

Nikki C said...

I'm sure you'll get your socks done and shame about doing the pattern on the underside good luck with them hugs Nikki 37

Helen said...

I just couldn't be doing with knitting socks, but do love how soft they look... hope you get them sorted and enjoy wearing them! Have a good week. Helen 14

MiamiKel said...

Aw, what a fun work space! You have so many fun things on your blog! My mum is from England, too - a small town (High Wycombe) and we just loved that area soooo much.

Blessings!
Kelly #43

The Taming of the Glue said...

I wouldn't know where to start with knitting a sock (or anything else!) so it looks great to me! Hugs. Pam#34

Christine said...

I have always struggled with knitting but not anymore ....... I very rarely do any and then it is only plain. I love that pattern so Good Luck and Keep Up With the Good Work.
Bishopsmate #45

Andrea said...

Well done you finishing Leo..do we get to see him soon ? sorry to hear the sock is so troublesome but im sure you will win in the end love the cute rag doll too .you did make me LOL of the thought of football in your undies ! have fab week Andrea#42

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh you are good. if that were me, that yarn would be in a cupboard having been thrown there in frustration! It's a lovely pattern..and hey - you can wash it once finished! Love the idea of you playing footie with your undies!!

Annie said...

Love how the sock is looking and boy do you have some patience to persevere like that. As to playing football in your smalls.....what can I say? :-)
Maybe I should have put my glasses on to read it eh?
Hugs,
A x # 50

My name is Cindy said...

Well I wouldn't know where to start with a sock so you are far ahead of me! Have a great Wednesday. Hugs Cindyx #70

ike said...

Good Lord !!! I wouldn't have the patience to do a patter like that - especially on a sock, which is complicated enough !!! Well done to you :-)

HAPPY WOYWW 225

IKE in Greece #75 xxxx

Jan Ltc said...

I used to love knitting many moons ago! Hope you sort it xx Jan (83)

Belinda Basson said...

At least you are giving it a go...I would not even consider starting!

Belinda Basson said...

Woops...No51

Sandy said...

Socks look like they are tricky.. I have made fingerless mittens but have never knitted a sock before.. I am sure you will conquer it they will be soft to wear by the look of that lovely wool.
Sandy :) #29

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hope that sock goes right soon! How brave of you to show something that is causing you frustration! I'm sure you'll get it right in the end though and soon be able to wear your lovely soft socks! That rag doll is looking adorable! I think you're so clever, as I would love to be able to make characterfull dolls like her! Happy WoYWW! Julie Ann xx #35

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hmm I could never do lace either! Give me some aran wool and a cable needle and I'm a happy bunny but anything with holes in predefined places - uh oh! Hope it works out better this week! Thanks for your visit. MMx #48

Kate Hadfield said...

Oh my, this looks incredibly complicated to this non-knitter! Best of luck with it!
Kate #85

lisa said...

You must have so much patience. I think I would have given up days ago!! Hope it all works out in the end.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #58

pearshapedcrafting said...

You've done more than i could - it does look pretty, I hope you don't have to start again. Glad you liked my little robin - we have another one that is flitting around the back at the moment too so we get stereo sound sometimes! Thanks for visiting, Chris 77

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Who are we to judge if you want to have a game of football in your underwear. In fact, isn't there some lingerie football league or is that just a hubby fantasy? I feel for your little sock but I'm sure you'll get him sorted out in no time and get him a mate to boot (ooh! a pun!). I love the name Leftover Leo!

April Story said...

What lovely socks. I am just so impressed with your knitting - I just love the fall and winter. April #21