So, Monday I finished my Monkey socks right? Right after I grafted the toe shut, weaved in all my ends I slip on my new comfy socks and marvel in their sweet glory.
I started winding up the finished yarn into little balls (because I’m anal like that. I hate my yarn to be messy) to save for possible darning.
Well… (remember how sentences that start with well… go?) I noticed how one ball was a bit bigger than the other… so I looked at the socks, and then suddenly realized what I did wrong. Well. Nuts.
Sock 1 (left leg) has 6 pattern repeats on the leg, Sock 2 (right leg) has 5 repeats. Urgh! Why didn’t I check sock 1 before turning the heel on sock 2?! I even wrote it down, twice even, that I knit the 1st sock as stated in the pattern. urgh!
Pattern: Monkey socks by Cookie A. Knitty Winter ’06
Yarn: sweet georgia superwash sock in Spark colorway. (swapped with the wonderful Suzanne)
needles: Inox US 2 (2.25mm)
notes: I’m a special kinda special. Sock 1 has 6 repeats on the leg and Sock 2 has 5. Will I frog the socks? Probably not, I’ll keep them as a reminder to check my damned notes!
Cayli awarded me with this
thanks Cayli! *snort* I rock! I guess I have to award 5 other people that I think rock…
as corny as this sounds, its true, I had a hard time picking just 5 people. Because so many of you rock. BTW look what else I finished this week
I’m taking the kids up to my parents this week (now that the van has been released from the shop. The ABS light was on, it needed an oil change, and there was a recall. I had L4 the larger clown car for 2 days.) and I want to take FO pictures at the lake. So, you’ll see it then. The suspense!
Thanks AC!! You’re too sweet…and that whole sock incident is so completely something I would’ve done as well, don’t feel bad!
That sounds like something I would do, kind of hard to keep track sometimes, but they look great anyhow…ciao
Aw, thanks honey! I like the socks! That yarn is really pretty! I’m so glad you made pretty socks out of it. Could that be your new shawl? You finished it fast, if so!
Love the socks and hey you’ll probably wear them with jeans anyway so no one will ever know one is slightly shorter then the other.
Beautiful lace too!
Hee, hee, sorry, I can just see you winding the balls of yarn and going…”What the…?”
Socks Socks Socks!! I love them 🙂 I think they look great, regardless!
Hope you had a great weekend!
Beautiful socks – with an artistic detail 🙂
Great blog! I love your shawl. Really cute kids!
oh poor short monkey!
I was wondering if you’d frog them! I wouldn’t bother. Cute Monkeys!
Meh, so what? You’ll just be wearing your pants legs over them, anyway, right? They’re still super cute.