I had a bit of a frustrating weekend knitting wise. Everything I touched seemed to become a tangled mess! The Aldebaran socks were looking pretty good. I had the heel turned and the stitches picked up along the gusset.
To distract me and calm me down a little, I did some baking. Red velvet cake is one of my all time favorites, so when I saw this recipe over at Nic's blog, I knew it was time to try them!
After a good sugar rush, I decided to try the socks again using the pattern and doing the Bosnian Toe as called for. The thing ended up teeny tiny after I did all my increases on #3's. So, I ripped and started again on #4's. Still no luck - you work from the toe point up, do the increases while doing the colorwork, then just knit the foot as "normal". I couldn't even get the toe over three of my toes after all the increases! I debated about using #5's - I was using Louet Opal and Henry's Attic Kona - both yarns I had knit before on #3's. Figuring that I really didn't have anything to loose, I tried the 5's. Still no luck! At this point, I gave up. I don't want to say that the sock got the best of me, but man, this one is pretty darn close!
So, I knit on the back of the Street Smart Hoodie for a bit.
With no sock on the needles, I feel a bit lost. I think I may just have to get my sister to pick another sock until I feel up to tackling this one again.....