After a few false starts, the Sockapal-2-za sock in Cherry Tree Hill Supersock "Green Mountain Madness" is finally well on its way. My sock pal asked for a surprise, so I'd like to oblige her with a riff on one of her ribby projects. She posts exceptionally clear photos on her blog, which made
What I didn't count on (har!) is how much the ribs pull in. The first attempt with 64 sts on my favorite 0 needles was very dense and looked like the jawbone of a crocodile. The second attempt with 72 sts on 2s was far too loose. The next attempt with 72 sts on 1s had a fine hand and looked like the snout of a trout, which seemed like positive progress. Now I'm working 88 sts on 1s and sailing along.
The yarn has a fabulous sheen and the colorway seems cool and yet lively. But it resented being frogged and re-knit and I was forced to (wince) cut (wince) part that started to de-ply and frizz. That raises concerns about the durability of the finished socks. And, sadly, there also may not be enough yarn for mother-child socks after all.
I reflexively frogged the false starts without documenting them for your pleasure. Hey, I'm new at this blogging thing.