Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sad Day for Yarn

So I've picked Luke's Germany World Cup socks back up. The only knit item Luke has asked for. I began them two at a time toe up. I realized quickly that I would need an afterthought heel to keep the stripes in tact. I encountered a bit of a snag however when one of my skeins of yarn was separating every yard and a half or so. I was thoroughly dismayed. I put them down and did needless to say did not finish the socks in time for the World Cup. Well through meeting more knitters and doing extensive research I felt ready again. Only this time I'm playing go between on the two socks in a game of "Do I Have Enough Yarn." It's a wretched game. 
On one I've finished the foot, put in waste yarn for the heel, and completed three stripes of the cuff. 
I thought today that I'd hand wind the other ball to survey the damage, see if any of it could be salvaged. It cannot. 
I finally had to just bite the bullet and toss the whole lot into the trash. It was super wash so wouldn't have made felt spheres, and quite frankly made me sad to have it around. So now, I begin the quest to complete two Luke sized socks from one skein. And perform my first afterthought heel. Cross your fingers. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Remember that you could always finish the tops and the heel in black if you must! I've encountered a few of those awful skeins too!