Saturday, September 14, 2013

12-Step Program for Socks Knitters - Step 7

Step 7: Be ready to remove the defects of our character. 

This one is easy. The defect in your sock addiction character is not trying new styles or stitches. I like to knit socks from the cuff down, but every now and then, I do one from the toe up, or I try a new heel style. There is no such thing as failure when knitting socks.

  • It is not a sign of failure to admit that the sock you are making just doesn't seem right.  (See my post of July 30, 2013) is not a sign of failure to see an error in the cuff of your sock after you have completed the heel.
  • It is not a sign of failure to put your sock aside and come back to it later.
  • It is not a sign of failure to have several single socks finished without casting on the second one.

This is where making amends comes in. At this point, you have to make a decision: Frog the sock and correct the mistake, or let it go and call it a design choice. 

(Please know that I recognize the difficulty of working through a 12-step program and only have respect and admiration for people who are struggling and/or succeeded.)

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