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the plot thickens...
So. I have my first fiber arts job, knitting for a yarn manufacturer. I'm making some socks for the owner of Classic Elite, out of some Cherry Tree Hill Yarn that she got at a show. They gave me the pattern and everything. Neato toe-up pattern, by this lady who is apparently a leader in the sock-knitting world, Patricia Gibson-Roberts. So I've been knitting away on the pattern they gave me. (I should note that there are two patterns in the article, one for a crew sock and one for a knee sock. This will be important later.) They told me to make the crew sock, but make the foot one inch longer and the top one inch higher... so I did. I just turned the heel the other night after knitting and knitting and knitting on the foot, because the pattern says that the foot should be 9" long before you turn the heel. I knitted 10", per instructions.

The bloody sock is hugantic. This would be a long sock for my dad. I just called Classic Elite, and they want me to stop in to see what's wrong with the sock. I just looked at the pattern for the knee sock (I hadn't read it -- they wanted the crew sock, right?), and that foot is only supposed to be 6.5" long before you work the heel. Something got conflated with something else. I'm glad I stopped knitting the dang thing; I want my instructions very clear before I end up having to rip the whole thing out.

This is so not my fault. I knitted the pattern they asked to the dimensions they asked. Oh well, live and learn. At least if I have to rip back to the beginning, I now know how to do a sssp properly and toe will look better.

i feel: aggravated aggravated

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