30 Days of Knitting Questions – Day 8

Continuing my posts from the tumblr account Crafts and Such that has a list of 30 knitting questions; one for each day.

Day 8: What’s your most challenging project?

Without a doubt this was the Houdini Mercurial Colorband Socks. I ignored the foot instructions because all I really wanted was those mercurial colorbands on the legs. This did not go easily for me. Each “colorband” took an hour or two for just that round. It was extremely frustrating. Half the problem was that I didn’t have any lace (sharp point) needles and the other half was that at this point I was still a very tight knitter. That combo made these socks really hard for me.

I gave the socks to my FL sister but I don’t know if she ever wears them. You don’t need socks that much in FL. The other challenging projects for me have required some sort of assembly. I think all of these have been long abandoned. If I remember correctly it was when I was trying to make stuffed animals.

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