Monday, August 14, 2006

How big are my feet?

Last spring I made my first pair of socks since pregnancy made all my old socks obsolete. My first pair, the yellow ones on the bottom, turned out to be so roomy that I wear them as bed socks. (That is, I wore them as bed socks back when it got cool at night, some unimaginably long time ago.) So I made the next pair quite a bit smaller. But I may have swung a little too far in the other direction. These socks are matched at one edge. Doesn't that seem a little drastic?

These are my first socks made of self striping yarn and I've got to say that I am unimpressed. I was expecting something a little more exciting. Instead I kept thinking, oh, God, here comes the orange again. And what do you know, it was followed by the green, and then the purple, and then back to the orange. I really think that solid colored yarn would be less boring because I wouldn't be expecting any excitement. To test this hypothesis, the next pair will be made of the same yarn, only in solid brown.

I'd cast them on right away, but look:

One of these things is not like the others.

I am so buying a sock needle protector sleeve.