A few years ago, my good friend Mary pointed out one of my more charming habits. One which I didn’t realize I did, but once she put it into words, I couldn’t deny. You would think that just hearing it out loud would have changed me, but alas no.
So here it is —- even when faced with an undeniable truth, time and time again, I will be surprised, shocked and perhaps outraged. No matter how many times I seem to accept the truth, when faced with it, I will be stunned.
And so it goes with my Jaywalkers done in the Socks that Rock. I knew going into this pattern that there had been trouble. The STR skeins that I purchased at Rhinebeck have 325 yds. This was proving to be not enough for feet larger than a ladies 7.5. (the STR people have addressed this problem and increased the yardage)
Through the glories of the internets and knitting blogs, I was well aware of the likely, nay certain outcome. I will not have enough and should plan on either ¹ordering more or ²doing the toe in a different color and/or yarn (any suggestions?) ,or ³loping off a toe.
Yet still I deluded myself and in fact, continue to entertain a little flickering hope that I will have enough, that I alone will be the exception to the Sasquatch Need Not Apply rule.
I stopped knitting the first sock when I got to the toe decreases and am set to turn the heel on the second sock. I am burning my skank candle at both ends ….. whaddya think? Care to place a bet or give me an idea of what yarn to get?
Also pictured is a finished New Year’s resolution ….. so nice to have an attainable goal. I vowed to organize pictures and notes of my knitting projects. Once that was done, I copied the file onto a disc for good measure. In going through all of my picture folders, what struck me was how many projects I never took a picture of. ~sigh~ The minute these socks are finished a picture will be taken!