Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sockrateases


Yeah so I was knitting along 'swimmingly' when BAM my count is off and the whole gusset thing looks stupid. Of course I tried to talk myself out of the inevitable but after recalling a great philosopher's advice -

"In the Socratic dialogues (discussions with other sock experts), his extended conversations with students, statesmen, and friends invariably aim at understanding and achieving virtue through the careful application of a dialectical method that employs critical inquiry to undermine the plausibility of widely-held doctrines (any knitter can learn to knit socks). Destroying the illusion that we already comprehend the world perfectly (dammit I know how to knit, why the hell is this so hard) and honestly accepting the fact of our own ignorance (gots to crawl before you walk), Socrates believed, are vital steps toward our acquisition of genuine knowledge (if at first you don't succeed...), by discovering universal definitions of the key concepts governing human life (learning to knit with microscopic sticks).*
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from Philosophy Pages.com

To that end, there was nothing left to do but frog...

7 comments:

Mary Anne said...

Deborah,
oh pooh, I'm sorry you've hit a snag, but don't give up (I know you won't). I taught myself to knit socks and it took quite awhile and I made some big blunders but I soldiered on and ended up knitting some 50+ pairs of socks before my hands hurt too much using the tiny needles. I know you can do it!

LaVerna said...

Awww...I hate to frog!But better to frog than have a sucky sock I say.Think of it as a learning experience...yeah that never helps me either!Just give it heck and show the blasted thing that you will not be defeated!LOL!Have fun and keep it up you're doing good.I would have already thrown it away in my early knitting days.

Lynn said...

UGH! Seeing a project unravelled and w/o its needles is like a sucker punch to me!! I'm so sorry you hit this snag, but DONT GIVE UP!!! They really are fun to make! and teh fact that you got past the heel means YOU CAN DO THIS!

Calling Kahlo said...

Ah, sorry I hate frogging.

Anonymous said...

AW man, looks like my first sock too!! Keep going, it is still looking good and the effort will be so worth it!!

Love the colorway too, fabulous!!

AR said...

Hope it works out for you soon! I hate frogging!

del said...

Awwww...did you have to frog the whole thing? I hope not!