When I ran out of yarn knitting the second sock, Judy suggested that I rip back the first sock, use that yarn to knit the second sock up to the same point, then finish both socks with a completely different yarn.
This trick worked really well, and luckily I had some reasonably-matching yarn on hand. (Knit Picks Telemark, black.) Fancy Image Yarn has plenty of yarn per skein for a pair of socks, and I’m not really sure what went wrong. Did the feather and fan pattern eat up too much yarn?
The first sock weighed 62 grams before I ripped it back and added the Knit Picks Telemark. If I had weighed it when I finished it, I would have known what was coming. But who thinks to do that?
Anyway, this has motivated me to finally put together a toe-up sock recipe that I like and can memorize. I’ve tried a few toe-up sock patterns, and there’s always something that I like and something that I don’t.
One thing I haven’t yet found is a suitable heel. I have a wide heel, and when I’ve made short-row heels, they are too shallow. It’s like my heel is too tall, and the short row heel only goes halfway up, and I feel like I’m constantly walking out of my socks. Does that make sense?
I’m going to end every paragraph of this blog post with a question. Okay?
By the way, suddenly it seems like everyone is talking about the A&E show, Hoarders. Every time I hear someone mention it I giggle a little. I thought I was the only one who’d been seeing the ads for the last two weeks, and mentally marking my calendar OMG MUST WATCH THIS.
Well, my television died over the weekend, and I have no immediate plans to replace it. But I found that you can watch Hoarders episodes here on the A&E website, if you don’t have cable. I watched an episode at lunch yesterday, and kind of wished I hadn’t. The show is awesome, but it doesn’t go well with a meal, I’ll say that.