Monday, November 3, 2008


I can't say the Trekking Fools socks were going swimmingly even before the latest snafu. Partly it was the sweaterus interruptus in the middle, and partly it was inattention on my part, but I managed to repeatedly do silly things that needed to be ripped back- once a missed pattern row, that I spotted several rounds later; several missed stitches in the heel flap that made the heel stitch look half-ribbed and half-diagonal; and last but not least, I got through all the gusset decreases on the second sock without noticing that the first sock decreased every other round, not every round.

And while I probably had an excellent reason for it, I'm now at a loss to understand why I thought it was a good idea to do this pair of socks on 00 needles. A pattern repeat is ten rounds, and with a hundred stitches around the sock (for a ladies size 10), I had to work fairly hard to ignore that it was a thousand stitches for every pattern round I re-knit.

But this I can't ignore:
three- quarters of a pair of socks

I'm out of yarn. And not just a little short. About 6 inches short. It's the sort of thing that really should have occurred to me when I decided to make these with a standard leg length instead of the short length I usually prefer. After all, if it takes nearly all of a 460 yard skein to make ankle socks, it does make sense that adding three inches to each sock will require more yarn, doesn't it?

I think I'll blame the time change for everything.


  1. Oh, ouch! The mad dyelot scramble begins?

  2. I wouldn't have run out off yarn; I'd've given up long before I ever got to that stage! Especially at a thousand stitches per round...