As per usual, I am sidetracked from pressing projects that have a deadline. In my defense, I signed up for a fair isle sock class before deciding on making the "project with a deadline".
So, Saturday, I arrived at my LYS with yarn in hand that I could envision becoming THE most awesome socks ever to have been made and worn in the history of man. My skeins had been lovingly divided in order to make my evil plan of making both socks (on separate needles...can you IMAGINE doing stranded work two at a time with Magic Loop...don't answer, as I am sure there is someone that can and does perform that bit of magic!) happen. Every intention was to make sure that dreaded Second Sock Syndrome did not infect this project.
Cast on. Yay! Learned a new cast on technique to add to my bag of tricks.
Started the cuff. This is kinda fiddly but once my hands and brain were on the same page of separate yarns in each hand but working in sync with each other, I got in a rhythm. Fun stuff people!
After class, I went home and proudly showed off my lovely (so far) cuff to the hubs. He was duly impressed.
And then Sunday happened.
Two repeats into the chart revealed a sad sad moment of truth. The two yarns had too much color similarity to allow for the distinctive portions of the pattern to shine through. What to do?!?!?!?
Off to the stash!
Fortunately, I had an entire skein of Heritage Sock Yarn that had been lounging around in the stash basket for several years waiting to tell me what it wanted to be when it grew up. Main color-bingo. Contrast color turned up in the leftovers basket: Heritage Silk Paints that was leftover from when I made Boxy.
Cast on and hallelujah we have a winner. The other lesson to this is that fair isle knitting is addictive...can't seem to put it down.
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!:
What: Philosopher's Walk Sock
With: Size 2US itty bitty teeny tiny circs (my hands are screaming!)
This, my dears, is exactly why Stash Yarn is vitally important!!