Despondent, I debated using some scraps from the random leftover Lorna's Laces I have, but I knew I wouldn't be happy. So, I started thinking about ordering another skein, but I couldn't bring myself to pay for a whole hank when I just needed a few yards. Then I got silly. I blogsearched for another sock knitter who had used this yarn with hope that there would be someone out there with some scraps I could buy. I found someone. I left a hopeful comment and she wrote back a few hours later. My hero! At no cost, she sent me enough for me to finish my sock! Wow! Thank you so much, Adrienne/Skwerl Girl:) You saved the day...
Cable Rib Socks
Pattern: Cable Rib Socks from Interweave Knits Spring 2005
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Carol Green
Needle: Bamboo double point needles, sizes 1 and 0. Gauge of approx. 9 stitches per inch on the 0's.
Start Date: June 14, 2006
End Date: July 12, 2006
Comments: I adore these socks! They fit perfectly, they feel incredible, and they look fantastic. I adjusted the pattern slightly as I was knitting at a smaller gauge and I have a bigger foot so I increased the cast on. Unfortunately, I did get a little overconfident (8 inch leg, 10 1/4 inch foot...) and barely had enough yarn for the first sock. On the second sock I somehow ended up with not even enough yarn to finish the toe (not sure if the skein was slightly smaller or I knit a little looser - we may never know). Luckily, Skwerl Girl saved me! Hooray! May the knitting gods always smile upon you:)
*As a side note, these socks will not count towards my six sock pair insanity for July as they were part of my June goals.