Friday, May 01, 2009

Mystery Sock Troubles.

Paul's virgin socks have been done for a little while. They are a little a big for him in the ankles but fit well as far as length goes. One of the doctors he works with at the Welcome Back Clinic admired Paul's socks on their maiden voyage and he snapped this picture of them and e-mailed it to me.

It looks to me like Paul works really hard while he is there.

Before the Mystery sock pattern was released the woman putting on the KAL posted the knitting gauge you needed and the number of beads you needed strung on before you start the pattern. I had, as you know, swatched, chosen yarn and strung on my beads.

The first part of the pattern was released last night and I was a bit choked to discover it was written for a "medium" foot and not for multiple sizes. They are knit toe up and you go into the foot with only 66 st. on the needles at a gauge of 9 stitches per inch. No way that sock will fit me and no pattern instructions for a larger size.

This leaves me no choice but to ditch the yarn and bead choice I had ready to go and move up to a heavier wt. yarn and larger needle size, so back to the drawing board.

Pictured here are my yarn choices, all KICK stash yarn and my only three colours of stash beads. I like the red, but I recently knit up a pair of plain red socks so I lean toward the other combinations. The colours a true in the pictures below, the one above is a bit washed out by the sun.

Warmest day yet this year we are hitting 23C, which I think is right up around 70F. Weather man says good for two days and then we are back to rain and cold. Still below freezing at night last night, but Spring is trying so hard to come to the Loops.

Help me decide which to string the beads on:

Combo A:

Combo B:

Combo C:

I would like to get started this weekend so I am looking forward to your input.


Wudas said...

I like B. It's light and spring like. I like the bead color with the yarn. After those dark colored socks it will be a pleasure to knit.

angie, party of one said...

Does Paulie always work half nekkid? Crazy Canucks.

Shannon said...

Combo B is my favorite, but combo C isn't bad either. Mom sent me the link, but I'm not going to start it until I get back home. I have lots of sock yarn in my stash and it seems silly to go out and buy yarn and beads, when I have that at home.

Anonymous said...

I also like's light just right for winters end and the warm summers days around the corner. Happy knitting...Sandi

dwgnldy said...

I vote B also. Even though they are all beautiful!

I'd be suspicious of a Chiropractor that works horizontally. Hahahaha!

Wudas said...


Anonymous said...

B - very pretty.
Susan :)

JustApril said...

I am going to be the voice of dissent (as usual) I like C best because the contrast is so stunning. But that's just me =) Whatever you choose, though, is going to be beaUtiful!