Lesson learned (maybe)

After working on the grey Wyrt socks for several days and two flights, the reason for their original grounding became known (again), when I tried them on yesterday.  

The cables are lovely, but they – and the short row heel in the pattern – make them quite uncomfortable and unflattering to wear… The cables end up spaced so that they pull tightly across the instep, distorting the sock and creating a rather sharp crease that pinches the top of my foot. Sigh. 

I recall now that I discovered this when I was first trying them on for the foot length, and set them aside until I could figure out what to do about it. That memory got buried by time, so when I pulled the socks from the WIP box I just merrily picked up where I left off…

Note to self: it’s a good idea to write down, perhaps on the pattern, the reason a project is going on hold. That, along with marking the exact row at which you stopped, will save you many hours and much frustration later. 

I was so irritated that I immediately frogged the socks, and cast on a new pair in a more cheerful colorway and infinitely simpler pattern.

These are Hermione’s Everyday Socks, in Socks That Rock. I adore this yarn, and the confetti-like colors are certainly a welcome diversion from Seattle’s ongoing rainy season. 

(PS: I will reuse the grey yarn, it’s lovely Hazel Knits – just with a different pattern.)


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One Response to Lesson learned (maybe)

  1. Excellent plan all around really 🙂 Enjoy the Hermione socks

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