I've spent several hours debating the ripping of this Riff sock. I've waffled back and forth as to whether it should be done while hanging with my knitting/spinning peeps.
There are good reasons for doing so and there are good reasons why I shouldn't.
My first thought was that it would be a good lesson for those who haven't been knitting long to see that you actually can rip back and fix errors without great consequence. It would also illustrate that by ripping back you learn to relax a bit about your knitting and appreciate the process rather than just focusing on the project.
While I enjoy all the different lessons to be learned from knitting and the challenge of knitting something that I haven't knit before, I've made no secret of the fact that I don't like knitting socks from the toe-up.
Now that this sock has beat me into submission I must admit that I'm enjoying the mechanics of the sock. I'm glad it is teaching me a lesson...having an open mind going into a project will make it easier to accomplish. My resistance to changing my sock mechanics has gotten me into a bit of trouble with the Riff.
I know the parts of a cuff-down sock by heart and my mind doesn't want to let that go. Perhaps by knitting and re-knitting this sock I'll learn to be more flexible, thereby, opening up a new place in my mind where the two techniques can co-exist. One can only hope, right?
What lesson has your knitting taught you, beyond creating a product?
I feel so much better. Thanks for living through it with me.
Hope your knitting is teaching you valuable lessons.
Smooches from LittleDog..
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