Saturday, October 14, 2006

To Err is Human

I made a mistake in the Fiber Fish Pattern. It is in the large size only and applies to the top row of mitered squares. I am posting the corrections in the post that explains how to buy the pattern which is linked from the side bar. If I still have your e-mail address, I will try to mail out the corrected pattern.

I'm sorry everybody. I know this happens, and that I'm only human. But still, sorry.

That said, I'm not the only one. I've finished my STR Titania:

I love the feel of the yarn, and they look great with jeans, but I didn't enjoy knitting these socks. While any one of these colors would be amazing on its own, together they are too busy. I've learned my lesson and will not be buying any more wild handpainted yarns. Tone on tone is good, and maybe some slight variation, but not this sort of thing again.

Since it's Socktoberfest, I just had to start another pair of socks. And what better pattern to use than one by Nancy Bush, sock-goddess?

They are the Traveller's Socks from the latest Vogue Knitting and the pattern reminds me of the Austrian Patterned Knee Socks. I think that there's an error in the chart for needle 1 and 2. It has a nine row repeat, but I think it works better as an 8 row repeat. It's a pretty minor issue, but I have found errors in other patterns by Nancy Bush. It was a nice reminder that even someone like Nancy Bush, who I admire so much, is only human.

Come to think of it the APKS were full of errors. I guess I'm in good company.


  1. Anonymous1:39 pm

    honey, knitting is an art - you are definately an artist! I still like the socks!

  2. Those socks are cute.

    Only in the large size, eh? Duly noted. I should be casting on my (smaller size) entrelac fishies, hopefully today. No worries. I bought the cutest yarn for them a couple of weeks ago.

  3. Before you rule out all handpainted sock yarns, have you knit with Claudia's HandPaint? They're less busy and just lovely. I've not seen them pool, either, but that doesn't mean they won't....

  4. Carrie, if you follow the link to post where I offered the pattern for sale you will find the correction. Or e-mail me and I will send you and updated copy of the pattern.

    Mary, I haven't ruled out handpainted yarns so much as handpainted yarns with too many colors in them! :-)

  5. The sight of those red socks just took my breath away, beautiful!

  6. I ripped the red socks. They just weren't giving me enough impact for the effort.