There’s a pattern with my knitting lately . . and it isn’t a good pattern. First, I started the gold Hitofude and after 4 repeats, I ripped it all out. I couldn’t visit with Chad, Nicole and Addie and knit on something that required more attention that I could give. Then I started a pair of Monkey socks for my Loopy Academy socks.
After finishing my third repeat, that pattern just wasn’t what I wanted to do. For Loopy Academy, we’re supposed to make a pair of socks, either top down or toe up . . whichever method we’re least familiar with. I’ve done both so I convinced myself that it didn’t really matter but in my heart, I knew that I could knit a pair of top down socks without ever looking at a pattern and though I can get through a pair of toe up socks without saying bad words, I am less familiar with that method. I still have to use a pattern. And, while patterned socks are pretty, I find it relaxing to knit plain socks and almost always have a pair sitting around at some stage of completion.
So . . I ripped out the socks and started over . . toe up!