See the sock.
See the sock flop.
Rip, sock, rip!
I finished the gusset last night and decided to try the sock on. It fit fine on my heel, but the cuff was floppy! Even with the ribbing. I took the needles out and rewound it this AM. I did some searching on Ravelry last night to see what else I could make with the Regia Bamboo. Other than socks, there were also Baby Surprise Jackets and airy shawls. I have two skeins in another color that I might possibly turn into one of those shawls. I think the yarn would be wonderful in a drapey, airy shawl, especially since it was already doing that in my sock! So the verdict (for now) is to keep the yarn and find something else to do with it. It's really soft and really nice to knit with so I don't want to give up on it just yet.
So now I have no socks on the needles. What should I chose?!!? I haven't decided yet. I almost felt like I had no sock yarn. Suddenly I'm back in AP English reading the The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
"Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink ;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink."**
Once I started regressing back to my school years, I decided I needed a break from it all and did this instead.
I have a friend who is abt to pop and I've been putting off making these receiving blankets long enough. Now I can put them in a gift bag with the socks I made and a cute little outfit for the winter. One more project to check off the list.
As I was on the sewing machine, I had both kids hovering around asking me when am I going to make THEM something (they're like the cobbler's children when it comes to my sewing) so since I have the sewing machine out and the fabrics at hand, who knows what else I'll whip up.
**Not only are we entertaining here at Happy Acres, we try to be educational as well! Besides, when else will I use this information???