Saturday, July 5, 2008

My socks

I think Django is kicking my butt.

The cables aren't the problem...yes, I have managed to do a couple in the wrong direction, but I caught the mistakes very quickly. It's just that I can't figure out if I have enough yarn.

The pattern calls for 2 x 175 yards of fingering weight sock yarn--Shelridge Farm Soft Touch, to be exact. I have 2 skeins of Claudia Hand Painted, each 175 yards. So theoretically, assuming the sample sock in the pattern only used up one skein, I should be able to do 3 repeats of the leg pattern (same as in the photo) before starting the heel.

I keep telling myself this, but then I look at how much yarn I actually have left in my first skein, and to me it doesn't seem like much, and I can't decide whether to frog one repeat and have a shorter leg, or to keep all the repeats and frog later if I run out of yarn.

Either way, fussing over this has distracted me enough that I made the heel flap too short and have to go and redo it now.


Kristen said...

Funny how the same amount of yardage really isn't the same amount of yardage from yarn to yarn. Funny but not in a laughable way when you run out.

silverarrowknits said...

I will keep my fingers crossed for you. In regards to running out of yarn, but best advice (I can't promise it is any good) is to knit faster. This technique doesn't lengthen the amount of yarn, but it does mean that you will finish the project faster and therefore shorten your feelings of anxiety.

knitseashore said...

Would it help to weigh the remaining yarn and see how much you have left? I've read that some people do that and maybe it would help avoid frogging.