Friday, June 01, 2012

pooling

Yarn pooling doesn't bother me. (Just ask Nancy - drives her crazy, but I can wave it off without a thought.)
However... what does bug me is when a single skein, divided in two, acts so completely differently.

Case in point:
Sock One.
Lovely swirly design. The blue and brown swirl around the leg nicely. I like this.



Sock Two.
Pooling, creating a zig zag pattern down the front of the sock - again, I like this, and it doesn't bother me.




Pair Of Socks.
Dang.
My rather buttoned up FIL is not going to be happy. He's a matchy-matchy kind of guy. I'm hoping the incredible softness of the cashmere will help him get past this, but I'm thinking he will not be as thrilled with his Father's Day socks as he is planning on being. Personally, I would wear them without a thought, but they're not for me.
I've already cast on another pair in his favourite alpaca to try and make it up to him...

8 comments:

Brendaknits said...

Beyond bizarre. Could he only wear them when inebriated? Might work.

Needles said...

Overdye?

Needles said...

Brenda makes me wish there was comments on comments.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Love Brenda's comment!

Anonymous said...

When this happened to me I discovered I had used the second ball "backwards", thus changing the design. If you care enough (the yarn sounds expensive) you could frog the weird one, wind the ball the other way, and do it again. Just a thought.
Marlyce in Windsor.

Carol said...

how very odd. Overdye em? Not sure it would help though

Anonymous said...

Give them to your husband.
Knit your FIL another pair (or 2).
They'll both love you even more!
Nancy

KnitTech said...

Knit two at once, so gauge doesn't strike you.