Phooey! I want to abandon my first-ever sock for a different one
Now, I hate to be a quitter. The voice in my head is berating me big time.
But the problem is, I began my first-ever sock with fingering yarn on #2 needles. It takes me at least an hour to make an inch of progress. Which is discouraging. Since I am so cumbersome with the dpns, I don't really feel like I'm "knitting." There is no nice rhythm. Just a lot of eyeball-poking avoidance, and cramped fingers.
At this point, I don't even want to be in the same room with that sock. I haven't touched it for a week.
But the yarn was 10 bucks, and so were the dpns, so I feel bad dumping them (even though I can certainly go back to them someday).
Soooooo, yesterday at Beverly's I found some lovely soft pink (my favorite color) washable wool (worsted weight). And #5 dpns (at 25% off!!). So I bought them.
I can start a new "first sock" right? It doesn't mean I'm a failure, right? Or wasteful? Do I have to promise I will eventually do the other fingering weight sock in order for this to be ok?
If I do this, should I just frog the first sock? Or leave it on the needles? It will certainly pain me to rip it out after so many hours of work (resulting in ONLY 3 inches of sock!!). Then again, the ladders look lousy....
Will someone please give me permission to proceed with a clear conscience?