*** Thank you OtherPeggy for giving me appropriate words to use in cases like these.
Really, how hard can it be??? I set out to knit Nikolai a pair of nice little sockies with that nice stripey demo yarn. You saw the first one, nicely finished, ends woven it, proudly photographed an presented to it’s excited new owner…. But it didn’t fit.
Well, he could get it on, but the heel was too short and pulling the leg down. The foot would have been too short next week and the leg too tight next month. Way before he actually needs wool socks. Rrrriiiiiippppppppppppppp.
Attempt 2 had me adding stitches to the leg and making the heel flap longer. He was luckily awake when I wanted to check the length before starting the toe….. only to discover I’d made the heel flap way too long and the entire thing was baggy around the ankle. Rrrriiiiiiiiiiiiipppppppppppppppp.
Attempt 3 started at the shortened heel flap and it looked good. I knit on determinedly. Nikolai had gone to bed so I guessed on the foot length. Again I got it all finished, ends woven in, etc. Then I snuck into the boys’ room to try it on his sleepy little foot. Half an inch too long. Rrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiippppppppppp.
Grr. I just ripped back the toe and the half inch of foot and started Attempt 4. I can just hear the knitting gods up there cackling….. “hehehhe this one will be too short!!” Really, how can such a little *oc*ie have so many things go wrong?
later… final update – Ok, I was wrong. The knitting gods gave me another long sock. But darned if I’m knitting it again. It will fit in his shoes and that’s good enough! I left the finished sockie on Nikolai’s foot. I wonder if he’ll notice in the morning? hehehe