Bitter Sock Knitter…

I’m really annoyed at my Trekking XXL 100 socks right now. I was so inspired by Liz’s Trekking socks, I bought the yarn months ago. I am not sure if I had even knit a pair of socks yet when I bought the yarn, but I loved it. The colors of her socks were bea-u-tiful!

Mine? Well, they started out similar to hers. Very bold. Mike called them vivid. I was happy. It is a fun, easy knit in a k3-p1 rib. Then I turned the heel on the first sock, and there was a knot in the yarn, where it changed. The colors completely changed at that knot. I’m bitter.

I knew the socks wouldn’t match. I’ve been telling myself that since I was about 1″ into the first sock. (I like to make my stripes match, so I had to convince myself that this was ok.) But this goes beyond the stripes not matching. It looks like they are knit with two completely different colors of yarn. Grrrr.

The only thing I can do, I think, is to take the first sock apart – I’ve already closed the toe and woven in the ends – and reknit it. I will have to frog the second sock as well. When I knit them again, I’ll have to alternate the yarn. Mix it up a little. Hopefully they won’t look so bad then.

I’m a bit crazy and slightly eccentric, but I don’t want to look like I’m wearing completely different socks. I just can’t do it.

(I’ll add photos later tonight, once I figure out how to get the card reader to work on this computer.)

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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[…] I finally finished these socks back in December, but thanks to the hand issues, I didn’t get a chance to photograph them until now. (Click the photo to see it larger.) I wrote about them before because they were the socks that made me bitter. I knit the first sock, and right as I got to the part where the heel flap ended, there was a join in the yarn. The foot of the sock turned out ok, but the second sock was terrible. Muddy. Icky colors. And while this yarn doesn’t have a repeat really, my yarn was repeating. […]

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