Friday, May 30, 2014
FO: The Brown Socks of Doomy Doom Doom
Sock-knitting is one of my favourite activities.
But this pair almost sucked every last ounce of joy out of the process.
This is Schoppel Wolle Boots Strange: 44% wool, 14% nylon and 42% mercerised cotton.
In my imagination, this was going to be a lovely summer-friendly soft yarn to soothe FL's sore feet and legs in warm weather.
In reality, it is as rough as the barkcloth it reminded me of.
I have learned that the texture of my materials really matters to me. I lost patience with these socks pretty early on, but by the time I admitted it, I was committed to these being FL's birthday socks and time was running out.
I had to knit it "row about" with some leftover Knitting Goddess sock wool - ah bliss! Softness! I remember you well!
My bodge job looks OK - it's the sock on the left.
They are the Hector pattern by Rachel Coopey - he loves his first pair.
They probably fit.
And I WILL gift them to my love on his birthday.
But I won't be surprised if they sift themselves to the back of the sock drawer, unworn.
They just aren't good enough.
I have 14 days before his birthday... ready, steady.... go?