Good sock, bad sock

Look! A finished pair of socks!

These are for the hubby, and they are knit with A Swell Yarn Shop DeKay Duet yarn with my own “pattern” (it’s more of a recipe).

And then, in a fit of stash denial, I went into my local yarn store and somehow purchased this squishy little ball of self striping yummy sock yarn:

I went home with the intention of casting this on next, but I had already decided on a pattern and this yarn didn’t really seem to be a good “fit” for the pattern, and so instead I tucked it into the shelf and chose a different yarn for my next pair of socks, something with a gauge more like the pattern.

I’m making Hermione’s Everyday Socks, and I figured I’d go ahead and do them top-down on DPNs (since that is how the pattern is written). While I prefer circular needles, it’s good to be able to use whatever is handy so I do pull out the double-pointies now and then. The yarn I decided on is something I got in a swap years ago: Wildfoote Luxury Sock. I don’t know about the “luxury” part, but it is a finer gauge than I normally use for socks. I scrounged up a mismatched set of size US 1 needles, cast on 64 stitches, and started ribbing.

And the knitting gods smacked me down.

Maybe I should have cast on that self-striping yarn instead. Not only am I now short a DPN, I am not convinced that the sock will fit me – it looks pretty narrow…

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About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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