Or the better title for this week’s post – let’s talk about this sock!
I’ve mentioned the #100dayproject that I’ve joined in on over on Instagram and my thing is sock knitting. I knit four socks in the first 50 days and I’ve yet to complete one in the following 25. Part of the explanation is just a lot going on right now which has cut into my knitting time. But, and this is bigger part, this second sock is going to be the death of me!!!!!!
Oh, it looks all pretty and innocent in that picture but no, it’s the devil in disguise! For whatever reason, this one just has not gone smoothly. It started out on the first few rounds of the pattern which did not work out and I could not figure out why. I finally got in the groove and was working my way down to the heel. I don’t always try to match my socks but these just seemed to want to match so I made sure to start this sock at the same place. What I particularly had loved was that my leg length equaled one repeat of each rainbow color. I was coming on the purple which is the last color and I thought the sock looked short so I compared it to the finished one and this is what I found:
Yep, those are two very different socks! What the heck??? I knit these on the same needles with the same yarn and my tension never varies so what happened??? Now my heels don’t match which makes me very sad.
As if this was not enough trauma for one sock, I decided to knit before breakfast. I’m thinking of coming up with a list of cardinal knitting rules and I believe one will be “never knit before breakfast”. I was up early on Saturday and excited to head to Estes Park Wool Market and thought, “oh I can get some work done on this heel” Right, here’s what transpired:
Clearly, I can’t read, had to pull out the stitches and, boy, they did not want to go back on that needle. I’ve made it past the heel and am working on the home stretch. Fingers crossed the rest of the foot and the toe go smoothly. I’m a bit nervous for what type of disaster awaits me when I kitchner the toe but I’ll cross that bridge later. First, I have to hope that the stripes on the foot match the first sock (because, yes, I did fix the stripe matching issue when I started the foot…)