It had started so well.
We met at last year’s Handmade festival and it was fascination at first side. The stripes! The colours!
For a couple of minutes, I was confused as I didn’t know what to take home. The wonderful blue/green combination with the wonderful colourway “Rainy Day”? Or a purple-blue yarn entitled “Tea Party”?
And then the KAL for Susie White’s Zigzagular Socks started. And I knew I had the perfect match. I couldn’t participate – I was too busy with other stuff – but I put the pattern firmly on my queue and swore me that I’d knit these socks in the Rainy Day colourway and name the project “Shire Socks”.
Yesterday, I finished the heel flap and the heel and even started the gusset decreases.
This afternoon, I finished the decreases and knit a couple more rows for the foot. It was smooth sailing. I had all the time in the world to finish these.
And then I tried them on, because something wasn’t right.
And it wasn’t.
Because the stripes are so bold that you do not see the pattern.
And I am probably the only person on ravelry who picked a handdyed yarn (which was quite expensive, by the way) that apparently had the motto “I shall overcome” and refused to be restrained by a pattern.
And the biggest joke of all is that from the photo above, you won’t understand what the problem is.
So off to the frogging pond it goes and I will probably make a pair of http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kebnekaise-socks with the yarn.
So much for a pair of socks for me … Grrr ….