Hello From the Other Side
(Soundtrack for today's post.)
I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet.
I knit the first of these socks four years ago.
(Maybe even five, because it's kind of a blur.)
(And time flies when you're knitting other things.)
I'm not exactly sure why I didn't knit the second sock right away, because it's not like me to let a project linger like that. But I think it was the pooling. I remember struggling to get the yarn to . . . not pool so much. (I changed needles sizes, I know.) (And I'm pretty sure I re-started more than once at various places in the skein.)
So it was kind of a break-up, of sorts. I guess.
But . . . hello from the other side.
At least I can say that I've tried . . .
Two socks. Together! At last.
(Even though the pooling makes my eye twitch.)
(And now you know I'll never wear them in my shoes.*)
You can find the details here - on Ravelry.
* It was so very heartening to read your comments last week and realize I'm not the only one who doesn't like to wear hand knit socks with shoes!
Even though you'll never wear them in shoes and you hate the pooling, you will have warm feet and the satisfaction of a lovely FO!
Posted by: Bonny | 09/11/2019 at 08:11 AM
I think these are gorgeous! And...if you did wear them in shoes, the pooling wouldn't make your eyes twitch because you wouldn't see it - lol.
Posted by: Vera | 09/11/2019 at 08:35 AM
Pretty socks Kym...pooling and all. And for the record...I upped my weights this morning. :-)
Posted by: Patty | 09/11/2019 at 09:42 AM
Those socks look great (and good job you on pooling reduction!) I am amazed that you managed to match the second sock so well to the first! Well done!
Posted by: Kat | 09/11/2019 at 10:17 AM
I think pooling is something you either love or hate, but when your feet are cold, it hardly seems to matter either way!
Posted by: Sarah | 09/11/2019 at 11:02 AM
Remember my mantra: done is better than perfect!
Posted by: Carole | 09/11/2019 at 12:06 PM
"Pooling makes my eyes twitch" should be a lyric in that song!
Posted by: kim in oregon | 09/11/2019 at 03:45 PM
I'm not crazy about that type of yarn and it's one reason I went to plain yarns or self-striping. But! You have a finished pair of socks and they're not hanging over your head unfinished. Cozy toes when it's a little chilly whilst reading will be nice!
Posted by: margene | 09/13/2019 at 08:02 PM
Great socks - so nice they can be reunited. Warm feet - in or out of shoes - is always a good thing.
Posted by: Jane | 09/15/2019 at 04:29 PM