Happy WIP-Wednesday everyone!
It’s been a while since I last shared a WIP (too much designing, too little knitting I’m afraid).
What I’ve got today is an almost finished pair of socks that I’m not very happy about. I’ll show you, why, in a minute.
I didn’t use a pattern (I can knit a pair of toe-ups for myself by now without even glancing at a sock pattern) and chose a simple stitch pattern (namely a 3×1 garter rib) that made for quick, mindless, on-the-go knitting. I worked happily along in the bus, on the train, in doctor’s waiting rooms and at coffee break. I finished the first sock and started the second. Still happy, even though the yarn is neither very pretty nor a real pleasure to knit with (it’s quite scratchy). Half a sock later my first ball of yarn was finished and I joined the second.
Doesn’t that look different?
Well, maybe it’s because I joined the new yarn just as I started the short row heel.
No. It isn’t. It looks different because this ball of the same yarn, same dye-lot, bought pre-packaged, has a completely different color repeat pattern!
Not cool, Zettl Sirmione yarn! I’ll finish this pair and will wear it around the house in lieu of slippers, but this will (again) teach me not to buy bargain basement yarn…
If you want to see more (and prettier) WIPs or share your own success or failure, head over to Tami’s Amis and take a look. See you there!