G'day all!

Dontcha hate it when you carefully line up the about to be cast on sock so that the stripes match up neatly and you discover that there is a KNOT in the yarn right were the big toe nail would sit?

So you pull out another repeat, thanking the Great Maker (either a Centauri god or jms - I've been watching too much B5 recently) that you don't have repeats that are half a sock long (eg the uglee yarn) cos otherwise you'd have to start on the outside of the ball and work backwards (though I really don't think it would make any difference with this yarn) and have a fraternal twin sock.

Yes, this means that one of DH's valentine's socks is done. Except for one teensy little problem - a dropped stitch on the sole about 10 rows before the heel started. D'OH! I'll find some thread and tie it in.

Plus I've worked out that I can do the butterfly wings socks in a finer gauge and just do more repeats of the pattern. OK, I'll have to wing the heel (so to speak) but I'll work something out! This is supposed to be a challenge after all!

No pics - too slack. I put a photostory on the houseblog instead - very boring to most but a good record for us!



  1. Oh, I love the house blog! We are in year 12 of renovating an enormous old farmhouse (and I think we've finally passed the halfway point). I wish blogs had been around when we started. No electricity, no hot water, and rain coming in on our ground-floor bed in a two-story house.

    Keep us posted.


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