designer: Evelyn A. Clark
yarn: Koigu KPM in1165 25 (+ 1 skein from a different dye lot)
needles: Addi Turbos US size#1
That lack of interest in knitting a second sock might have had a little something to do with the fact that I didn’t have enough yarn and couldn’t find any more from the same dye lot. When I had to knit the toe for the first sock using my second skein, I knew I was short. I had bought this Koigu at Loop in Philly so naturally I tried to get another skein from their website when I realized that I wouldn’t have enough yarn, but they were all sold out of it. I tried looking on Ravelry, but to be honest with you I felt like an ass contacting a total stranger and saying to them, “Hi! I was a buttmunch and didn’t purchase enough yarn for this project so can you sell me yours? Kthxbai!” I really would have felt embarrassed doing that, which I know is silly. I found a skein in a the same colorway but a different dye lot on Personal Threads and just went for it because I figured it would be a close enough match. And it is a close match even if it is not quite the same. There is a subtle difference, but I think I can get away with it here. Can you tell that the toe on my right foot was knit using the odd skein? It’s a little lighter and pinker than the left.
At least it was right at the toe, so it’s not such a big deal that it’s different. It almost bothers me more that I knit the second sock at a slightly looser gauge so it’s just a tiny bit larger than the first one. Now that I am going to have to turn a blind eye to since I have frogged socks for that before. After taking so long to get around to finishing this (and having a few other projects that I reallyreallyreally want to move on to), I have no intention of frogging this and knitting it over. I’m just going to say, “It’s all good!” and call it done.