Knitting makes me happy, but sometimes the results can affect me otherwise.
Here's my failed attempt at QK's crazy heels. After ripping back 3 times, I went short row - with wraps and all. Now the heels are strangely pointed, and don't resemble perfect store-bought socks, but there are no holes, no ridges, and they fit - yea!
Once past the heels, I gave up on the magic loop, because adjusting the needles through my tight stitches every round and untangling the yarn drove me bonkers. I tried stuffing the balls into the socks, which made everything too heavy.
'Tempting' is starting to look twisted when I hold it up. Is that a drawback of knitting in the round? I'm sad that my wonky acrylic stitches will never block or wash even. I could slap myself for not knitting it in a natural fiber. Now I know.
This ponchette thing is totally stroking my ego with my perfect chevron pattern in soft-as-down yarn, and... holy %*@! My gauge is off by 1 inch in width and length! Then again, the pattern says "one size" and the person I'm knitting this for is on the petite side. I think if I add a few rows for length, it'll be fine. As I hold it up to my body, it looks so nice, in fact, that I might have trouble giving it away....