Saturday, May 4, 2013
The pattern is Rib Fantastic from the book Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn by Barb Brown. I started these on January 1, 2011! Clearly I have had my struggles -- largely with the yarn, which is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Medium-Weight. It's my first -- and only -- experience with BMFA, and I was put off by how thick the medium-weight is. Because I bought them on a Rav destash, I wasn't able to touch it until it arrived.
The yarn is amazingly soft and smooth, so I went ahead and began knitting. Got through sock number 1 and then the project went into deep hibernation. I pulled it out earlier this year when I decided to devote some knitting time to UFOs. Since it was the middle of the winter, I realized that thicker socks would be nice and cozy in my boots.
I knit along happily on sock number 2 until I pulled out its mate to make sure I was starting the heel flap at the same place. Well, length turned out to be the least of my problems. As you can see, I read the pattern differently for each sock. In disgust, I put the project back into hibernation.
However, being laid up these last 10 days, I decided to finish the pair. Really, who cares if the legs don't match? In fact, inside boots or jeans, no one will even see the legs!