I know you were all waiting with bated breath over the weekend- Will Allison’s socks turn out? Or will she be cursed to forever have lopsided footwear?
Well, I have an update for you.
But first, look at my artsy picture of my socks as they were blocking over the weekend. I call this picture “Morning Sunlight with Wet Socks.”(OK, maybe I’ve had too much coffee this morning… or not enough. One or the other.)
Once they were dry I took them down, and they looked OK. Maybe a little lopsided, but not too bad.I know it’s silly, and something that I should have gotten over so long ago- after all I’ve been knitting since I was a little kid. But, I can never get over how pretty blocked fabric looks. Especially socks. All those precise little stitches. Aren’t they just beautiful?
Anyway, enough stalling. Long story short, the socks came out fine. They’re almost the same size- one is still a smidge big, but no one other than me would notice (or care). Isn’t it funny how your gauge can change over time. I used the same needles and the same yarn (I know because they were all packed away nicely waiting for me in a little project bag). I did the same number of rows and stitches, and for whatever reason I was way more relaxed for the second sock. Sigh.
I guess it’s just another reason to avoid Second Sock Syndrome, I suppose.
Has your gauge ever led you astray?