I have two things this week, but I fear one of them will never reach their finished object state: my lovely Clandestine socks. These are so beautiful and so consuming... in more ways than one. I cast on the second sock with trepidation. Would I have enough yarn? Of course I will! I always have gobs leftover from socks. It will be fine.
Famous last words.
How much is too much for a single pair of socks? I love sock yarn, quality sock yarn, and it's not cheap. It's not super expensive and I have no trouble with the fact that most of my socks contain $20 or so worth of yarn. But $40? For a single pair of gorgeous socks? I just don't know.
And there might be enough yarn here, but with a pattern this labor intensive, it's hard for me to want to knit them with the thought of running out of yarn looming in my mind. So I put them on a spare pair of DPNs, and they will sit for a while, until I decide what to do.
But what cures the "I've run out of yarn" blues? Stripey socks! Stripy socks out of my Cakewalk yarn leftovers. I have been dying to knit these up long before I even had the scraps. The amazing Susan B. Anderson knit some patchwork socks ages ago and I remember I wanted to participate in the KAL she was hosting so bad! But I had only knit two pairs of socks, so I didn't have all the lovely leftover bits. But now, a year later. I have six pairs of socks out of Cakewalk Footsie alone, and my stripey patchwork socks are looking amazing!
Can you believe I started these this morning? I'm already to the heel on the first sock! This is the perfect palette cleansing knit. I have a feeling that when I am done with these, I will be ready to take on my Clandestine sock once again :-)
Linking up with Tamis Amis for WIP Wednesday.