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A Thousand Points of Irritation - Qualified Perceptions
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A Thousand Points of Irritation
  • I've been working on the sock-of-the-month Diamond Socks for what seems like forever now. They go really slowly, because of all the piecework, and they require an annoying amount of weaving in, even after people (chenoameg or kelkyag?) got me to do more connecting-together-of-diamonds. Real socks only have two ends to weave in. Anyway, I finally finished them! Except... I didn't. One of them is one row of diamonds longer than the other. Damn it. I need to rip out and finish them again. Stupid grumble grumble grumble...

  • When you're listing your house for sale, you shouldn't include the storage area in the basement as part of your square feet of living space. And you darn well shouldn't include the half of the building that's someone else's condo as part of your square feet.

  • I haven't been able to wake up properly all day. It's grey and rainy and I think my co-workers' horrible consumptive diseases are trying to infect me.

  • Um. Okay, maybe I'm not going to get to a thousand...

Current Mood: frustrated sulky

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twe From: twe Date: April 26th, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Anyway, I finally finished them! Except... I didn't. One of them is one row of diamonds longer than the other.

Oh woe! (My last knitting project is stuck on realizing I had finished the entire sweater back wrong, and I haven't been able to decide whether to rip it all out, or make the whole rest of it wrong, or just the front.)

The diamond socks are pretty though.
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: April 26th, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes real socks have several colors and thus more than two ends, or have the heel added in later, or various other things. They probably don't have as many ends as those, though. I guess altering one of the existing socks is easier than making two more, one to match each of the existing ones, but that gives me fewer opportunities to steal them, and they are such very nifty socks. I may have to learn to knit.

Hopefully the weather will go back to sunny soon.
mijven From: mijven Date: April 27th, 2004 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Depending on how many stitches (individual row units?) you need to take out and put back in - it might work out to a thousand points of irritation?

(But wow, they're pretty. Not my kind of pretty - but I can admire them nonetheless!)
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: April 28th, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

How to Choose Socks

Many of these essays deal with purchasing commercially manufactured socks, but there are still plenty of opinions relevant to custom-fabricated socks.

How to Choose Socks
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: April 28th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Saving the world or choosing socks". I had not really expected the discussion to be framed in such terms.
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