Why do you only see evidence of one sock in the above picture? Is it the first sock parading as the second sock? No, I swear it really is the second sock, because the first was here:
In the sink. I was so excited about my first pair of socks that the first sock might have gotten worn a few time on it's own with a non-matching mate around the house. Don't worry I have progressed so far as to wander around in public with my non-matching knitwear muttering for everyone to hear that 'this is just one of a glorious pair of socks...' Back to the sock in the sink getting washed. Once again, I cranked on the iceberg melt off water with just a touch of not-so-freezing water to wash this puppy out. GOOD NEWS!!!! It doesn't stink! It did bleed a little, but it didn't STINK! *happy dance*
In celebration, I began right away a new pair of Monkey socks with 'Wineaux' of La's Laboratory Yarn.
Hmmmmm... Do you see what I see? I may have been mistaken about the long repeats in color. I think that it's pretty obvious to all of us that this pattern and yarn are not meant to be together. It's already been frogged. So sad. She did send a ton of yarn around 510 yards. It's also a very fine weight. The label reads: 8-10 spi on size 0-1 needles. Which makes me wonder if it would be better suited for lace work? I still have that New Years resolution to complete and I did purchase Victorian Lace Today with Christmas monies (also on the resolution list). I adore this one:
Picture curteousy of Grumperina *saved to my own bandwidth.
It requires a heavier weight yarn than 'Wineaux.' Yes, I could probably knit it with my lighter weight yarn and smaller needles resulting in a smaller scarf. The size change would more than likely not bother me in the slightest. However, I foresee irritation and cursing as I try to figure out lace for the first time with this pattern as I have never knitted lace before. It might be intelligent to start with a simpler pattern (this one is listed as medium difficulty). What do you all think?
Teaser: Tomorrow I will have INTERESTING pictorial progress on the Weasley sweater.