When we last saw our clueless heroine, she was busy being foolishly optimistic – complete pair of socks indeed!
There’s a good reason I’m not done, or at least I think it’s a good reason.
Given that I didn’t start at a specific place in the striping, and because I thought it would be fun to just keep going on the same skein, I had to start counting and measuring meticulously. I do know that I won’t end up with identical socks but at the very least I want them to be the same size – or at least have the same relative height. I’m also fighting a cold so all of that is taking a bit longer than usual, especially when I drop off to sleep before knitting time starts.
So, how close am I to a full pair of socks?
Relative to the second sock, I think I’m about half way?
The pair is starting to look really cool with their different striping. Hannah wrote that the sock are going to be each other’s negatives. I couldn’t resist that so I cheated a bit when I cut off the first couple of inches of the light brown of the second skein so the striping could continue uninterrupted.
As of last night, the pair looks like this.
When I attached my project to the new skein, I realized that this is officially the last I have of this yarn and that made me oddly sad. After talking to the missus about it, we agreed that if this yarn washes well, then I can stock up on it and get more of the blue for the Mood Scarf (I’m going to try my hand at knitting a tee shirt) since they seem to be discontinuing it. This might mean a new waterproof yarn bin on the horizon but it definitely means that I had better stay on top of my knitting so that the stash stays under control.
So, how are your socks coming along?
If you’re inspired to start a pair please join our merry band of newbie sock knitters! All you have to do is cast on a sock (the pattern I’m using is free and you can find it in the Free Patterns section of my blog) and join Hannah, Paula (our newest co-knitter) and myself (grammar?)for Thursday posts on your progress.