As I was finishing up the second in a pair of socks, I was thinking about how I would write them up on my ravelry page. I was going to be brazen and claim that I was never afflicted with second sock syndrome – in fact, the second usually flies off the needles. This one flew alright, and I was so brazen that I didn’t try it on once…until just now. What insult can you hurl at a sock? It has no mother to wear combat boots, it’s sexless so it can’t go f*ck itself, it has no religion and thus hell isn’t a place it can go… But I want to hurt this second sock, make it feel very low and very bad, but all I could do was rip it out. Now the sock pictured above, in near perfect knitted glory, is its older twin (older by nearly three years)! I was going to call this an UFO, but I figured I could whip it out in a week or so. I knit socks only in the spaces of time that I wouldn’t knit otherwise – they are the perfect little project I can tuck inside a purse and work on while traveling and waiting. I haven’t done much waiting lately, and these were started on metal needles, so I was afraid of the TSA and thus didn’t take them traveling much, so my sock knitting timetable nearly screeched to a halt on this pair. So what happened in the meantime? I think I forgot that my new aforementioned metal needles were a size smaller than my normal ones and that the first sock was an experiment to see if I could go down a size and still use my standard stitch counts. Then I probably ripped out the first sock and started again with four or so more stitches (I still need to count) but by the foot section I could in fact go down to my regular stitch count on the smaller needles, so I forgot the business about the top. At least that’s what I think happened. I can’t look at the pile of kinky ripped yarn anymore, and that’s too bad, the first one fits soooo well, and I can’t wait to wear it…maybe I can sneak it on with one from another pair if my pants are long enough, or I am bold enough…maybe it need not ever have a twin (maybe that was its plan all along and it sabotaged its twin in knitero!)
Sock, you suck
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3 responses to “Sock, you suck”
How frustrating! I hope you solve the mystery soon and sock number one has a sibling soon.
Thank you! I don’t think I’ll be mad at it for long…
Don’t fret! Not all twins are identical!