Slowly but surely, in between working (really, really far away this week!) I have managed to finish the first sock. It fits perfectly and the 9″ circulars have been a dream to use.
Way behind schedule-I’d hoped to finish both by now-I decided to cast on the dreaded Second Sock whilst the children ate breakfast this morning. I’d got almost to the end of the rib, and then I compared my socks. I’m glad I did it, but also a bit annoyed I didn’t do it sooner. I stupidly thought I ‘knew’ the pattern and went straight to the ribbing but I should have done two rows of stocking stitch. I briefly contemplated having intentionally mismatching socks but then decided against it. There was no option but to frog, so I reluctantly ripped out a day’s work. Then I cast on again and started with purl and not knit, so I had to frog again.
This photo shows the current situation:
The question is now, do I try again today or do I leave Sock Two in exile temporarily in my WIP bag (ASDA bag for life 😂). The saga will continue on Wednesday I’m sure…
Knitters, what is your worst second sock disaster?