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The Unending Sock

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Above is a picture of the unblocked sock I just whipped off the needles. The name of the yarn escapes me—the yarn band eaten long ago by Yarn Rascal—but I do know I got it on sale and that it is machine washable. It annoys me when other bloggers can’t or fail to supply complete yarn information, especially when I think I like the color and want to try the yarn. So I am irked beyond reason with myself at not being able to provide full yarn details. This is my life with a yarn loving dog.

While it is the first sock of a pair, I experienced second sock syndrome the whole time I knit it. Not a good thing, friends, not a good thing. The more I knit the more the sock stayed the same. I spent what felt like an inordinate, totally unreasonable time period knitting the never ending leg. I’d knit for awhile, measure, and surprise, surprise, the length was the same as if I had knitted nothing. The sock became an albatross hung around my neck each knitting evening. The truth is what I really wanted to do was play with the new yarn that arrived. There it sat, pristine, unmolested by Yarn Rascal, whispering “knit me”.

So on the third night of knitting the leg (yes, three whole nights for one 7″ (18) cm length leg! I tell you it was torture.) I decided that this was the last night of leg knitting. Whatever the length was at the end of the evening so it would remain. If you have a moment, go back up and look at the picture of the sock again. Notice anything…missing? different? unusual? I bound off the thing without knitting a cuff. That’s right, in my haste to finish I forgot to knit the cuff. If anyone notices I plan to lie and say it is a design feature I’m trying.

Tonight I must cast on the companion to the sock above and complete the toe cap while I still remember how I altered the short-rows. Then I will be free to cast on the first sock in the new yarn, which of course won’t be new for long once Yarn Rascal sinks his face into it.

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