August 12, 2013

Just When I Thought I Had It All Figured Out

Over the years, I’ve knit countless pairs of socks and have managed for the most part to avoid Second Sock Syndrome. Just in case, I’ve also developed an effective antidote to SSS: I knit two completely different socks and then go back to Pair One and complete its mate, then back to Pair Two and complete its mate. Works quite well. By Sock Two of each pair, the yarn becomes interesting again. So, here we have:

Sock One of Pair One:


Sock One of Pair Two:


Sock One of Pair…oops. Crap.


Posted by Ryan at August 12, 2013 05:36 PM

Maybe you should make friends with AmpuTeeHee. She only needs one sock of each pair.

Posted by: Jen Anderson on August 12, 2013 07:14 PM

Well, who says socks have to match?

Posted by: ccr in MA on August 13, 2013 03:55 AM

Yeah, um, I hit that wall this summer. I have 4 half pairs. I keep wondering if I can send the remaining yarn to someone and they can knit the second sock. At this point, I don't care if it is the same pattern or not. :D

Posted by: Stacey on August 13, 2013 06:24 AM

But think how interesting Sock Two of Pair One will be after Sock One of Pair [fill in the blank]!

Posted by: kmkat on August 13, 2013 07:48 AM

Seriously. I don't see a downside. Just think how interesting Sock One's mate is going to appear now! You've got a two-sock buffer -- thus increasing the interest value in Sock One. Whohooo! I think you've stumbled onto something pretty cool here, kiddo.

Posted by: maryb on August 13, 2013 07:55 AM

Tell Stacey to send it to Cookie. Is that third sock really that bright?

Posted by: kitten on August 13, 2013 02:55 PM

Kitten, the sock is indeed that bright! I don't remember the colorway but it's a heavyweight Blue Moon sock yarn. I figure it'll be a good pick-me-up in the dead of winter. Either that or it's so bright it'll cause my feet to catch on fire.

Posted by: Ryan Morrissey on August 13, 2013 03:11 PM

Would a different pattern in the same yarn help?

Posted by: msunny on August 14, 2013 01:03 AM

Oh what the hell. Just wear them unmatched. I wore two different colored socks all day last week without even noticing. They all just think we're crazy old knitter broads anyway. ;-)

Posted by: Lorette on August 16, 2013 04:46 PM
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