Sunday, June 25, 2006

Oh, No You Didn't

no yarn left?The yarn gods were not on my side. I was so close to finishing the second Errant Ankles sock; just a toe, dude, a toe! I suppose I got carried away with the zig-zag lace repeats on Sock One. I also failed to weigh the yarn and separate the hank into two equal skeins (where's that postal scale when you need it?). I foolishly prayed that this tiny ball of yarn would do the trick.

What could I do? Make sock one shorter then use the leftover yarn to complete the toe of Sock Two? Or use a solid color on both socks?

two errant anklesWhile neither seemed palatable as both involved opening up the nicely grafted bullseye of a toe, colorwise, option one made the most sense. Shorten the existing sock to a length that was still comfortable for the wearer. Later that evening, I knew I'd made the right choice. (Updated) I shortened Sock One by a half-inch so that it matched the second sock in length. Turns out I had enough yarn to finish a decent toe on Sock Two -- with 8 inches to spare.

I know the giftee likes them. Speaking of JZ, guess who's reclaimed her long-dormat knitting jones. More on that later...

JZ Hook Em Horns socks


Blogger Debi said...

It looks to me like that little ball would have made it! So what did you do? Either way the socks are adorable!

6/25/2006 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hey--you and Nancy can be twins! She's in the Chicago-land area too. Here are her socks:

Yours are very cute, btw!

6/27/2006 04:18:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Hook 'Em!! All the cool feet will be wearing Burnt Orange this fall.

6/27/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Mary and Ellie said...

They're perfect! I would have become paralyzed and hid them away for a long time -- so glad you found a great solution. ({We met at the Grant Park knitting fiesta.})

6/28/2006 01:31:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

living on the edge girl... living on the edge. They came out beautiful though and I'm sure your friend will love those!

6/29/2006 01:36:00 PM  

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