Trust Your Gut

Inspired by the Yarn Harlot’s latest post I have resurrected my forgotten Leyburn Socks. Sort of. I started them a long time back but the odds were stacked against the success of this project from the get go.

  • First I wasn’t crazy about the yarn. I’ve learned by now that no matter how much I like variegated yarn in the skein, I’m never really happy with how it knits up. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m a solids kinda girl.
  • Second was the pattern. I LOVE the lattice stitch detail, expect that because there are so many slipped rows, the length of the front and back are not the same. Now since hundreds of successful Leyburn socks have been knit, clearly this isn’t much of an issue. I however, just couldn’t get past it. So they sat. For months.

Enter the Yarn Harlot’s post. I had my eye on this Edwardian Boating Socks pattern for a while. (I swear!). But as other things kept catching my eye I put them out of my mind and that pattern laid in waiting in my Ravelry Favourites. Reading her post reminded me of how much I liked the pattern. It’s similar to Leyburn in that there’s a similar lattice stitch, but it’s combined with more elements. This got me thinking that perhaps I would abandon the Leyburn’s all together and restart with this pattern. Not only that, but her pictures assured me that the pattern would look great with a variegated yarn!

So that’s what I’ve done. Leyburn’s are officially frogged, (I still hope to come back to them, but perhaps with another darker semi-solid yarn) and I’ve started on the Edwardian Boating Socks.
The great thing about knitting is, as my mom reminds me, there are no rules. If you aren’t feeling it, change it up.
Trust your gut. If you’re not loving your project now, chances are you won’t 3/4 of the way through it. So find something that you will enjoy knitting!

One thought on “Trust Your Gut

  1. I bet it was the word “boating” in the title that first caught your eye. I checked out the Ravelry site to get a peek at the socks. Did you see the pattern correction? Not sure when that was added. Just thought you should know.

    They are going to look awesome in your yarn; gotta love green!!!

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