Friday, July 14, 2006
The Ugly Socks
These poor socks were CO without much thought and knit in the same (thoughtless) manner and it shows. I gave a friend some German sock yarn, quite yummy!, but she didn't finish the project and in an effort to "repay" me she gave me this Regia sock yarn. I don't even remember where I was when I CO. I don't think I did a guage swatch though I've never knit with this yarn before. The problems, i.e. ugliness, began when I picked a K4 P4 for the instep. It is not balanced on this sock. The 2nd major ugliness was when I turned the heel and promptly forgot to start the K4 P4 on both needles. When I did realized, I was too distruntled with the whole sock to rip out so I just continued until I got to the top where I did the usual K2P2 ribbing and BO using a size 5 needle. The BO is still a tad snug :( So here they are in all their ugliness. I am gleefully on the next sock, knit in Regia STRETCH and a beautiful blue colorway. I continue to knit socks on 2 circs using size 3. I will order size 1 and 2's from KnitPicks in the next few months. I've already warned Ginger that I will need slightly smaller needles for some of the cotton/wool sock yarn I have.