Monday, July 24, 2006
Second Sock Syndrome Conquered!
Even with all of my Aunt Wendy duties of the weekend - coloring, having a Barbie Festival, going to the farm to see the cows, blowing bubbles, naming the flowers, having a sleepover - uch! - I still managed to finish my Socks that Rock - and if I do say so myself, Rock they do!
As I mentioned before, I was pretty concerned about the yarddage. These Feather and Fan Socks, from Socks, Socks, Socks, called for 375 yards, 15 yards over what I suppossedly had in my skein. I decided to risk it - I've never made a pair of socks yet that I didn't have yarn leftover. I cast on, and patterned on, not really looking at the pattern until I was ready to turn the heel. Oops - I had made the leg 1.5 inches longer than what the pattern called for (5 inches), so I was already cutting it close on yarddage, and, I had knit a bigger sock. I could have ripped back, but I decided to be wild and crazy and continue on. When I finished the first sock, I weighed it, along with the remainder of the ball, and I was good to go -- deep sigh of relief!
See that little ball of yarn - that's what I had left - glad I didn't do Pomatomus. I don't think I would have made it. In the future, I'm definitely going to invest in either the 2d lightweight skein, or the midweight. But, for now, I'm out of socks that rock, and I think it's time for the Jaywalkers - in Anne! And, what's to become of these sherbety-like socks - they're to be gifted tonight to my friend Ruth, who is permanently relocating to Florida - because what else does a girl need in Florida but a good pair of merino wool socks!