Sunday, May 11, 2008

An ugly thing, but mine own

Some of you may remember when I dyed some yarn with Kool-Aid, with deeply mediocre results. The yarn was really overcheery and ugly, but I thought it might make socks that a kid would like. Alas, turns out the wool's not superwash. No one I know with kids would actually consider hand-washing their child's socks.

So socks for me it will be. I can't bear to give socks this ugly away. It seems cruel. I'm using the River Ripple pattern, by Michelle Ogden, from one of my knitting page-a-day calendars.

One sock is done (I substituted a French Toe, which I prefer because (1) I hate to Kitchener and (2) it fits me really well):



Now I know you're going to be tempted to tell me the sock is cute, but honestly, you have to admit it was a bad idea to knit this yarn in this pattern. The plain stockinette is all right but the leg is pretty... headache-inducing.

I kinda like it anyway :-)

I'm about 1/3 way down the cuff on sock #2...

7 comments:

Earin Marybird said...

Not so much "cute" as "having personality". Hey, it's a hand knit sock.

trek said...

Echoing marybird...

twistle said...

not sure how they look in person, but the pictures are cute!

Bex said...

This makes me laugh because I am imagining you sitting on your couch, slumped backwards with your leg held sideways in the air, to get that photo of your own foot.

Whatever I think of the yarn or the pattern, this does make me wish I had the patience to knit socks.

Emma said...

They're not *that* bad!

jae said...

you actually did your own dye job?! I think crazy colored socks is a cool little secret, reminds me of my red things(see my mar18 08 entry) I wear them with clogs and people are none the wiser until I sit. Have fun with em. I think crazy colored socks are great!

Sarah-potterknitter said...

I like them, i'm into crazy blues these days.