Tuesday night, I picked up the yarn and cast on again. Still using the size 1 needles, I completed my ten rows of ribbing and started the cable pattern again. I really tried to keep my knitting loose this time, but I royally screwed up the cable pattern. I was still using that cable needle, although I did look up how to cable without a needle, but my whole problem is that these needles were just too small for me to use this trick. My first mistake on the cable pattern caused me to rip out the stitches again and forgo knitting for the rest of the night.
Wednesday night, I tried again, but didn't even make it through the ribbing before I pulled the whole thing apart. I've had it with the size 1 dpns. They are just too small or the yarn I'm using is too thick. Either way, I can't knit comfortably with them. I went searching for my size 2 dpns, which is what I used to make my brother's socks above, and I felt like those flew off my needles.
So, here comes Thursday night and I'm casting on 64 stitches on size 2 needles. I make it through the K2P2 ribbing, but when it comes to the stitch pattern, I've decided to change it to something without cables or just straight knitting. I choose a pattern that is only a combination of knits and purls - called Moss Rib. It's on the insert that came with my KnitPicks sock yarn. I actually complete about four rows of this pattern before going to bed, the first time in a week I have knitting on my needles and not in pile on the couch.
|It might look messy but it really is coming together