Sunday, November 04, 2007

The curse of the evil sock yarn

After finishing the Hedgerow socks, I couldn't wait to dive into my chocolate cherry Claudia Handpainted Yarn.

First, I cast on for some Monkeys. I knit the ribbing, took a look at it and realized all of the chocolate was on one side and the cherry was on the other. (I wish I had taken a photo of the ugliness, but I'll leave it up to your imagination.)

Okay, so I need a pattern with more than 64 sts. So, I cast on for the Bordello socks (pattern comes with Fleece Artist Sea Wool) with 68 sts. It was striping nicely and I liked it.

I just went to try it on and guess what? It doesn't even fit my size 6.5 foot!

I am so frustrated! How can yarn be so lovely in the skein and turn out to be an evil bitch when knit up? Argh!