So much potential and beauty *in the skein*. Why in the world did it have to turn out like this?
This pooling flashing mess of colors is Socks that Rock Lightweight. I have serious dislike for the yarn’s color patterning (though I still love the colors) but I am tempted to just close my eyes and bite my lip and finish the sock. They would be perfectly fine “house socks”… I want to have something to show for Socktoberfest 2010. I just don’t want it to be this… why does such a lovely squooshy yarn turn into this in the sock? I even alternated from both sides of the skein to avoid major problems. Guess that was a failed attempt. Would it have been worse had I not alternated? Blech.
To keep my mind off of that hot mess, I cast on with a lovely semi-solid – The Sanguine Gryphon Little Traveller yarn in this deep saturated green.
(Let these photos sooth you after the eye-searing assault of the STR!) I am adapting this kneesock pattern from Virve’s Stockings in Folk Knitting in Estonia. Smaller cuff pattern, and I am planning a few more stripes of colorwork in (yet undecided) colors.
How’s your Socktoberfest progressing? I love seeing the successes of my fellow sock knitters over in the Ravelry Socktoberfest group! It’s not too late to join!