So, I've had this plan that I will knit a pair of socks each month from now until Christmas. This will ensure that there will be none of that panicked Christmas Eve grafting which has become a part of my Yuletide tradition. (This is one tradition that I will be happy to leave behind one of these years).
Everything was moving along fine and dandy until I cast on the second sock of a pair mid-September.
I finished the cuff and thought to myself 'Really!?!?? This matches???'
After consulting with many a knitter, it was established that no. This isn't a pair (in the traditional sense of the term).
My man friend (who already doesn't understand how I have the patience to knit socks seeing as I barely have the patience to wait for water to boil) said that he would happily wear them, even though they don't match.
But, I didn't cast these socks on with him in mind, and I have some Christmas gifts to knit already!
So, I finished the second... and then cast on a third.
There is a first for everything, and this is the first time that I have ever knit three socks to make a pair.
All I can imagine is that the sock-yarn-spinning-machine hiccuped, causing one ball to be vastly different from it's cousins.
I'm ok with it. While it's thrown me off schedule, it's not like I don't like knitting socks.
Besides, everyone is permitted to make mistakes every once in a while- even yarn spinning machines.
I have forgiven this yarn. So much so that I might have even cast on a turquoise pair for me...
Yarn? Sandnesgarn Strompegarn (I'm pretty sure that means 'sock yarn' in Norwegian) Fantasy
Needles? 2.5 mm double points
Pattern? It's still in my head... I should really get it out there and into the world someday.
Size? Mens 10