Monday, January 27, 2014

They Might Be Finished

Well, they might be finished, but they sure as hell don't fit.  (silent scream)  That's right, I'm talking about my Camp Loopy project 1 Skew socks, the ones that were supposed to be finished in June.  Hah!  I knew when I started the heel I'd gone too far in the foot pattern.  I should have stopped at 6.5" and instead I went 7.5" before I'd noticed.  Instead of ripping back like I should have (banging head into desk repeatadly) I told myself it would be ok, my fat feet would take up some of the length, I wasn't quite on gauge anyway, it would all be good.  Well, it's not.  It's about 1/2" too long in the foot.  Since the toes and heels are designed to fit snugly, that's not a good thing.  No, they won't shrink in the wash (unless they felt, which is BAD).  So instead of fitting size 6 feet, they are more around a size 8.5.  

I am nearly heartbroken.  Nearly.  I love the yarn.  I love the pattern.  But they are just socks, after all.  
The almost finished socks

Into the gift box they go.  So who wears a size 8, 8.5 shoe, anyway?  Anyone?
Turns out, my little sister does!  Yeah!  So I made them a Christmas present for her.  Of course, I forgot to get a picture of the finished, blocked socks.   Typical.

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