Like being pecked to death by chickens

January 21, 2008 by

When I went to Sock Camp last year, a very good family friend came out from the East Coast to help take care of the boys. Really an awesome, giving move that left me free to go to camp and not worry. As a thank you I said I would knit him socks- appropriate, in my eyes. And then I forgot.

Long story short, I remembered and then our friend said: “Why don’t you just knit me a scarf?” To which I replied: “You may indeed get a scarf in the future, but I AM going to knit you socks!” See our friend has size 14 feet. This was a challenge I was not going to hide from. I was going to rise to the challenge and then gloat and brag and make everybody listen to me rattle on about how I knit size 14 socks.

It is still my intention to do that and in order to torture you all, I need your help first. Ha! It is a lot like Brutus asking Julius Caesar :”Hey, could you sharpen this for me?”

Here is the rub: In 2006, I bought 2 skeins of STR heavyweight in Henpecked (at the same time, thank you very much). Do you like how I made it sound as if that was all I bought ? (kt- be quiet!)*cough* I took one skein and made it into a cake, then made that cake into a very nice sock, with my very first short row heel, nonetheless. The heel was ripped 3 times but no holes! So last night I took the second skein, wound it into a cake and in the midst of winding started to feel a wee bit queasy.

Here is the yarn left over from the sock (wish I had made the leg longer), next to the second skein. See the problem? What do I do? Please weigh in.

As I see it here are my choices:

A) Frog the whole thing (which I am willing to do ) and then intersperse the two skeins in the new pair.

B) Frog to the ankle, knit foot in the new skein. Knit other leg from skein #1 & from ankle down from skein #2.

C) Just knit sock #2 from skein #2 and be done with it. (this option appeals to me the least)

It just makes me madder than a wet hen when you can’t unsee things.

Love you all to bits.

ps: I only have myself to be upset with. If I had actually thought about it I could have known this was going to happen, as I can see clearly in this picture down) Smacks forehead.

ETA: Choice A should read- A) Frog the whole thing (which I am willing to do ) and then intersperse the two skeins in the new pair. I just can’t get the formatting to behave- sorry!

4 Responses to Like being pecked to death by chickens

  1. Emma

    Do what is in your heart to do ! It may take longer, but you will be happier.
    He’s a really good friend then ? !!!
    xxx

  2. Emily

    Hmmm. Maybe the dye-pattern just looks different because it is in a smaller ball? If you did frog and start over, you could make the leg longer like you wanted to – but that is going to be some crinkly yarn after all this time. Maybe you could start the second one to evaluate the difference and then make a decision? Emily = not all that helpful. :D
    Good on you for thinking to use heavy-weight.

  3. Laura

    My vote: Option “C”. No looking back. You loved him then, you love him now. He will love the socks until they wear out and then cry just a little every time he sees those worn out socks in the sock drawer (as I do when I see the first pair of hand knit socks I ever had but can’t bear to throw away). Knit on! XOXOX

  4. Laura

    My vote: Option “C”. No looking back. You loved him then, you love him now. He will love the socks until they wear out and then cry just a little every time he sees those worn out socks in the sock drawer (as I do when I see the first pair of hand knit socks I ever had but can’t bear to throw away). Knit on! XOXOX