Remember way back here when I mentioned having waited months for some Tosh Sock yarn? Remember how excited I was about the colorway?
Okay, so I still love the colorway but the journey from wound ball of yarn to socks has been a rather unattractive one. My first instinct was just to knit a basic pair of socks. I should really learn to trust my first instincts. Instead, I got the brilliant idea to use a simple spiral stitch pattern. And this, my friends, is where it got really ugly. I mean UGLY. You’ve been warned. Behold the monster:
See? Really, really ugly. What’s sad is that I went all the way through the heel flap before deciding it was ugly. I mean seriously, was I in a knitting coma? I kinda get nauseous all over again when I look at the picture. Blech…
And so, we ripped. And we were glad.
Now, if I were more dedicated to my craft, I’d have done all the maneuvers necessary to carry my stripes evenly through the heel and ankle. But yeah, considering I’m grateful whenever I manage to finish anything these days with my day job sucking all of the knitting life out of me, I’m happy to live with the pooling at the ankles. Don’t judge me.
I’m itching to cast on a sweater for myself and have one picked out but will share that with you another time. I’ll be waiting until after Christmas to begin it anyway. I’m so grateful I get to see my son and daughter-in-law and my mom this year who are all making the trip down for a few days AND I have actually managed to score the week off of work. Yay!
In the meantime, I’m working on a sock design and some smaller projects that I can get off the needles quickly. I completed one a couple nights ago. It’s a Minion hat for my boss’s son. I used Cascade Pacific Chunky (which I really liked) for the body of the hat and then various bits I had around for the embellishment. The eye looks wonky but I never claimed I could crochet worth a darn.
P.S. - What’s the ugliest thing you've ever made?