Friday, October 03, 2008
To claim that I am somehow now on a sock knitting roll or in any way imply that I am 'gaga' for socks would be a gross exaggeration. My relationship with the sock seems to follow the same predictable trajectory. It's a story of extremes. I am either heavily, heavily into it and can think of nothing else or have low-grade feelings of resentment and loathing. Weirdly right now I seem to be between these two extremes, and I have Through the Loops' Mystery Sock KAL to thank for that. Somehow spreading the task over an entire month seems entirely doable, so much so that I am doing both at the same time. Jump back!
Normally joining a KAL is the surefire way for me to guarantee that I will not actually finish the intended garment (Mirepoix anyone? Project Spectrum flame-out?), but if I can't finish sport weight socks on a size three needle with a cast on of 58 sts, well it's time to hang it up and delete the blog, right? Part of the reason that I foresee actually finishing is that I am LOVING the yarn--Madeline Tosh Sport Merino in chamomile. This yarn has been in my stash for a while and I am so pleased to have a reason to break it out. The sheer yellowness of it all is making me very, very happy however I am slightly concerned that although the yarn looked identical in the hank and is from the same dye lot, somehow not in its knitted state, one yarn cake is a little more tweety bird than the other. If this is the case, we'll just burn that bridge when we come to it...