There are a number of skeins of sock yarn that are of dubious colorways and various weights on my shelves; some no longer have the ball bands and some appear partially used. These random skeins are exceedingly difficult to use and get pushed to the back of the shelves and buried beneath newer purchases.
The recent LYS Tour added several skeins to my stash, and while I was quick to cast on a couple of them right away, it has also encouraged me to try and cull out some of those oddballs and forgotten skeins from the way back.
I took a deep breath, reached way in, and pulled out this anonymous ball. The shocking combination of pink, orange, purple, navy blue, and sage green were more than a little overwhelming, but I quickly cast on for a pair of short socks. Socks can be quirky.
I’m making one at a time, because I planned on matching up the stripes for the second sock – as if having matching eye-searingly bright striped socks would be better.
But noooooo, the stripes don’t follow a repeating sequence – at least, I haven’t run across a repeat yet and I’ve knit a decent amount of the yarn. The stripes aren’t even the same width. Quirky socks, for sure.