Yarn in knots but socks now blocked

At last, I finished this pair of socks this weekend. If Number 1 was knitted swiftly, You may remember that Number 2 started with a rather difficult start. From then on, it only got worst, and its completion took longer than expected…

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Because of unforseen circumstances, caused by this big pup: image

Don’t get fooled by this angel face and the cute look… This creature is in fact :

an authentic yarn tangler!!! Look at that:image

Boy rescued these bits:

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 That’s the total damage done in the space of a week:image

All this lovely yarn was nicely rolled in pretty balls, brand new, some of them even had nice paper labels around them. I badly needed the yellow and the blue yarns for sock number 2, so I had to spend hours (yes, HOURS!) trying to detangle them to rescue enough to carry on. This was true sabotage and it did slow me down considerably. I kept going, and I’m glad to say that now, this pair has been blocked and is ready to go…

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The next pair has already been casted on. I’d like to think that I can have them finished on time for Saturday, for a friend’s birthday. So that’s one of this week’s challenges: managing to knit a pair of socks in, well… about 5 days. Bianca told me she can knit a pair in 4 evenings, I don’t know if I can keep up with that… Well if I don’t have to spend hours detangling yarn, I might…

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To be continued…

4 thoughts on “Yarn in knots but socks now blocked

    1. Thank you lovely :) yes I do like them, although know that they are finished, I find them very… brown. They are for my husband anyway. I’ve started knitting a pair of grey socks with lovely blue on top of the cuff/heel flap/toe box and Im in love with grey now. It’s crazy how it brings out the best in whatever colour you put next to it! :) so now I have decided i want to start a series of grey socks, with different heel flap/toe box colour :) extreme, moi?

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