I love knitting these socks. There is something about stripes. I am obsessed. I know they won’t be perfect but they almost are. They almost match, just a couple of rows off at the top, but I did split for the heel in the same place and I plan to start the toe in the same place. I figured on my feet it wouldn’t be noticeable that one is a couple of rows short. I hated to waste a bunch of yarn when I knew it would be so close. The yarn is Biscotte & Cie in Hallucination A and the pattern is my standard one with afterthought heels to keep the stripes all nice and neat. The other thing I love about these socks is that they are almost done. I just have one toe and two heels, which when you’re talking afterthought heels is really just a couple more toes so in three toes I’ll be done. I doubt I’ll have them completed by Friday unless I can find some bonus knitting time.
Yesterday I experienced a first. When I was waiting for N at an after school activity someone commenting on my knitting (the above socks). She gushed a bit about how beautiful they were and how soft they felt and then she said “You should sell them.” I said thank you while she gushed and then said I didn’t think anyone would buy the socks because of the price I would have to charge. I said the yarn was $30 so I’d have to charge at least $100. I could see the wheels turning as she said “I suppose”. I quickly said that I would only bother to make them for myself.
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