Yup, I frogged the heels of my mom's socks. The gussets were just too big. And b/c of the stitch pattern, I actually had to frog back quite a lot before the heels in order to recapture all the stitches properly.
I tried pretty hard to ignore the bigness of the gussets, but my consultation with the engineer about the math made it impossible to overlook. It was a hard decision, but a necessary one.
The truth is, now that I've started frogging I want to rip it all out, and just make her some Monkey socks. I'm on the fence, and I might still do it. Today. By time you wake up and read this post, the Yarn Over Cables could be gone. My reasons are true:
- The Panda Cotton is really splitty. I'd have a hard time recommending it because of its splittness. It's only saving grace is that it is incredibly soft. However, the splittiness greatly interferes with producing the psso in the pattern. I keep picking up a thread from another stitch.
- Stitch definition is very bad. I think the cables looks mashed and messy, especially with the stray strands here and there. The overall result looks worn out to me, and I'm not talking shabby chic. They kinda look used.
- The project feels like the biggest chore ever. There is no love going into these stitches, only "have to." The socks are supposed to be a gift that I promised to make her on Mother's Day. I don't want to end up resenting her by time I'm done.
- I want to finish them quickly, and Monkeys are fast knits. And let's face it, it's a superb pattern. She'll love them. The only reason I didn't just knit Monkeys in the first place was this serial learning thing I do.
What would you do?
At the moment, the remnants are stewing on some Profi needles, which freed up my Addis for this.