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More Frogs in the Pond! RRiiiipppp…

April 8, 2009

I have felt the pressure to finish 2 ugly ass socks that I made late last year. The first was the Revenge of the Mummy sock that I finished as part of Super Sock Scarefest.

The second sock was part of the SKA Year of Socks challenge- the requirement was to use ORANGE yarn- I freakin’ hate orange.

I used the Bellatrix pattern- loved it. But hated the orange. So why do I feel the need to work on socks and other projects that I HATE! I guess because I am 1/2 finished and spent hours on each of the individual socks…but life is too short. I am not going to finish them. Not going to.

I tried to continue 2nd Mummy sock (I have had about 5 rows of ribbing on the needles for months) and I found myself watching DVR’d Celebrity Apprentice from last Sunday. As I stared at Joan Rivers frightening plastic surgery nightmare face, I decided that I didn’t want to spend time working on objects that I am not passionate about. Passion is important in a hobby and I am not going to be one of those people who completes a sock just to fit in a group (or one of those people like Ms. Rivers that has 10million rounds of plastic surgery to try and look 25). I made 1 of each sock. Been there. Done that. Like my tagline says “ballsy enough to try anything once.” ONCE being the key word here.

So I yanked that bitch off the needles and ADIOS! and that orange yarn is up for grabs- anyone want a sock and a 1/2 ball of orange yarn?  It is by Stitchjones who has a lovely etsy shop and does beautiful handdyes BTW.  Just leave a comment if you want the scraps- first one to do so, I’ll send it out to you.  

And look out lillypads. I’ll keep adding items to the frog pond that I am not looking forward to working on. Self-imposed pressure sucks and I am having no more of it! So to all those 1/2 completed FO’s- get ready for RIP day!! 🙂

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 20, 2009 8:42 pm

    I have had good luck overdyeing with food coloring and table vinegar. It seems like you could have gotten a variegated red sock with very little trouble. Probably you could have gotten any color you wanted if you had bought a jar of Jacquard Acid Dye.

    Socks are a small item and do not take much dye. I did my sock yarn in a mayo jar.

    • April 21, 2009 4:49 am

      Great idea about the overdye. Hummm… (rummages through drawer for food coloring, realizes it is time to leave for work, says, “Shit!” and adds “Attempt to dye ugly orange yarn this weekend” to do-to list!)

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