These should last her for a while.
I am 99.99% sure that I dropped a stitch on the bottom of Jayne’s first sock when I photographed it to show my progress. Of course, I didn’t realize that until I was ready to graft the toe together and found I was short one stitch. And I didn’t see it until I was ready to change from the mini circular needle to the double-point needles on the second sock to knit the toe. Click here for a better explanation of using circular vs. double-pointed needles for socks.
I wanted to get right on with the second sock and graft the toe of the first sock later, like in the morning with natural daylight. Well, one thing led to another and I didn’t graft the toe until I needed those double-pointed needles to finish the second sock toe.
And that’s when I discovered the dropped stitch. Way down on the heel/foot. Tacking the stitch would cause a small but annoying bump that would feel like a large grain of sand with each and every step.
I’m hoping the yarn ridge will relax somewhat and fix itself when I soak the finished socks. Or am I kidding myself?
As long as I had the dye materials out, I hand-painted a skein of yarn myself. I used the leftover teal dye my granddaughter used along with green and yellow. The green had a few drops of yellow added to it and the yellow had two-three drops of McCormick’s Neon lime green food coloring mixed in. I also dropped some right-out-of-the-bottle yellow down the center of the yellow sections and random drops of the neon green elsewhere just because I wanted less white yarn showing. Could I repeat the process? Absolutely not!
My winter coat is yellow and a triangular or crescent-shaped scarf/shawl would be a welcome addition to brighten up the dreary winter days. Or maybe socks? Or possibly gloves? I’m just not sure…