If I’d wanted pooling, I’d have gone to school in Florida!


Oh, pooling, how I loathe thee.
Sometimes my loathe is my own doing-
Thus, a part of me will always love the subtle socketh of spirals.

Sometimes, pooling, oh ye cunning fool thee be.
Thy pool in subtlety – in thus such an accpetable manner that thine doesth thou continue in thine ugliness with high hope that thy situation will rectify. Alas, it does not.

But, oh, pooling, how I loathe thee.
when thy pooling is stiped of brights and dark….
Oh, mine eyes! Oh, why dosth thy continue?

Why must I continue knitting, watching thy situation worsen
for it worsens so with each round and round I go…

I long to frog thee, oh pooling sock of bright greens and blues.
I long to see thee as an impressionist work of art as this blue piece demonstrates so well,
Bits of color sprinkled here and there, all over thine footeth.

But alas, thy crazy flashing and pooling continues
Despite shaping of calf and a change of stitch count.
Thy ugliness mocketh me. Thy pooling only grows thin.
Thy do not stopeth.


6 Responses to “If I’d wanted pooling, I’d have gone to school in Florida!”

  1. 1 Donna October 6, 2006 at 1:03 pm

    I feel you with every word – because I’ve seen it done, I know you can tweak cast-on and tension to address it, but man, that’s a lot of work. Considering that I already cast on several times just to get started, a few more times to work out pooling issues won’t kill me, but it feels like it might!

  2. 2 Liz Kalloch October 7, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    thy sock pooling surely willest stop, only and if only, your faith is strong and your will from iron made… Your Elizabethan pooling post, did most amuse…

  3. 3 Angela October 7, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    found your blog tag surfing at wordpress.com. I am such a baby knitter that I really have no idea what you are talking about. But I really like the socks. They are very pretty. I’ve got to learn how to make them and maybe I will learn about pooling. Like your knitting christmas list. I am currently in love with baby alpaca so mine is baby alpaca hats and scarves for all (due to limited skills or perhaps limited appreciation on part of recipients’ parts of knitting). Maybe next year I will do socks.

  4. 4 nush October 7, 2006 at 3:55 pm

    I think it’s really cool…

  5. 5 Pennie October 7, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    Awesome socks, neat blog too.

  6. 6 elizabeth October 8, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    Yeah, I dig it. I like funny color variations like that.

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