There are times when you just have to trust a designer. You fall in love with all the pretty projects you see on Ravelry, you pick the yarn and you dive right in. Then there comes a time when what you see on the needles bears no resemblance whatsoever to the finished product you’re hoping to get.
Like this, for instance:
Does that look like a sock to you? It didn’t look much like a sock to me. But I decided that it was best to trust the strange genius which is Cat Bordhi’s mind and soldier on.
I’m so glad that I did, because eventually I got this:
A simply lovely sock that fits perfectly and suits the yarn just as well. Then I did it all again, and the next thing I knew I had a pair!
So let that be a lesson to you. Strange beginnings sometimes lead to perfect socks.
- Pattern: Sidestream Master Pattern by Cat Bordhi, found in New Pathways for Sock Knitters
- Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight, colorway Stormy Weather
- Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm)
- Dates: 5 November – 10 December 2010
Can I just say that knitting socks from sport-weight yarn is great for quick gratification? Wow, these went quickly!