Wednesday, November 2, 2011
While I might have a blogging block, what I don't have is the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome.
Even if that second sock was resisting my attempts to knit it.
As you know, despite those Dissonance socks, I like my socks to match. I don't think it's asking too much.
So after I finished this first sock you see here I sat there, minding my own business, reeling out the yarn to find the same point in the colorway.
I passed through the speckled green bit.
I passed into the purple bit. There was a splice in the purple bit but I didn't think anything of it.
Then I started passing through a speckled bit again.
"Wait a minute," I thought, "that's not right." Of course I kept going and things just looked more wrong as I went along.
I went back along the yarn to the spliced part and started forward again. I finally realized that not only did a section get skipped but the sequence reversed.
To confirm my suspicions I got out the ball winder and rewound the skein. Indeed it was reversed.
Oh well, at least yarn has two ends and you can usually work from either one, which I promptly did.
I'm 12 rows into the second sock and it looks like I did a pretty good job matching them up. In my book that makes all that winding and rewinding worth it.
The yarn is Indulgence 6 Ply Distrato. It is a 75% Extrafine Merino Wool, 25% Polyamide blend. I'm working it on a US 1.5 needle. It's a soft, smooth yarn. It seems a wee bit thicker than the sock yarns I usually use, but it's so pleasant and the colors are so lovely who am I to resist?