Sue and Karen were so excited about me entering the world of sock knitting - even Chuck was supportive.
Alas, it is a world not meant for me.
Here's the sock.
It probably won't have a mate.
I will say I am glad to have made it. But after it was done I was really, well, underwhelmed. I tried it on and it can stand a little adjustment and it was very warm, heck, it was even comfortable. But I didn't have the same thrill I get when I finish a pair of mittens. And it looks nothing like the sock in the picture and I followed the directions (well, the third time I started over I finally understood them!)
It's like an anklet boot. Or a sock that forgot to take its vitamins. It looks nothing like any sock I've ever seen anywhere.
That's not why I won't make it's mate, though. I might be tempted again if I had the sock yarn or a thinner yarn and if I revised the pattern a little. But now that I've done this - the thrill is gone away.
Sorry Sue. Sorry Karen. I don't know what to tell you. We're still friends, eh? I won't even completely close the door on making another sock sometime in the future - but it's all done but the latching.
On the other hand: I like the way the spa cloths came out:
I will redo the photos for the site but I can't wait to steam these. They will be uber soft. I am tempted to keep them for myself - but I can make some for myself. I can't wait to try them out to see if they live up to the reputation.