Saturday, July 19, 2008

How do I love thee.....

Let me NOT count the ways.....

Ok so I picked up this sock yarn about two months ago at my local LYS (little yarn store). It was being clearanced out and was the same company as who made that crazy artist yarn my sister-in-law picked out. A nice wool from Germany.

I thought the color-way might be interesting etc and I have two huge 400 yard + skeins of this.

Well and let's face it... it was discounted crack.

Last night I didn't even use half a skein (dispite losing some yarn from a failed frogging) and I whipped out these pair of socks.

The yarn isn't as giving as the merino wool and I found that while it worked great when I made the adult socks for some reason when I shrunk the pattern down it was a pretty snug fit. There isn't a lot of room for stretch.

I then decided to try a different cuff and added 6 rows of a shell stitching at the top, which I then folded down into a cuff.

Needless to say I'm not thrilled and am not sure where to go from here.

Do I list it on Etsy? Do I ask a friend to have their child test-drive it? I'd hate to sell it only for the person not to be able to get it over their foot.

Plus I'm not sure the socks are even cute. The colors just don't "do" it for me.

4 comments: said...

I love them.....the ruffle is great!

Beth said...

I think they are cute, someone will adore them enough to buy even if they're not your style.

MayRae said...

Just asked my daughter and she thought they looked good. Likes the tops and the colors. As for the stretchy-ness, you'll figure out what's best.

terryann said...

put a bell on the toe and sell them as christmas stockings.