Monday, March 30, 2009

Very Disappointed

I have decided NOT to spend any more time working on this pair of socks. After finishing the first one, I know for certain that I don't like this yarn. It is the new "stretchy" yarn and there are many reasons why I don't like it. Yes, it is stretchy but that also made it difficult (for me) to knit. I followed the free tube sock pattern that came with the yarn and that wasn't so great either. Because there is no defined heel, the yarn must stretch around your foot and that makes the stitches pull more open at the heel and it feels awful when I step down on it.

Maybe these would make great bed socks but then they are only 39% wool so I can't even vouch for any warmth that they might bring.
So ..... if anyone would like to have a sock, pattern and an extra skein of yarn, I'll be glad to send it to you. The yarn is a mix of 41% cotton, 39% wool, 13 % nylon and 7% elastic. The color is a variegation of green and lavender/purple. Sorry, but you may find a cat hair or two in the sock or the extra skein of yarn. I know there must be someone out there in blogland that has tried this yarn and likes it. Or maybe someone who can't ever seem to knit the second sock. Voila! The first one is done for you. So please leave a comment on this post if you are interested and I will use the random number generator to pick a winner on Friday after 12:00 noon. I really do hope one of you will want this sock and yarn. I'd hate to see my UFO pile get bigger.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the colors and would like to try this yarn. Thanks!

quiltnut on ravelry

kat said...

The colors are beautiful! I haven't tried this yarn, but would love to and possibly (actually) make my mom her birthday socks...perhaps....

Anyways, lovely yarn!!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind giving it a try. Thanks...peachesforever on Ravelry

fuzziwuzzi said...

Beautiful combination of colours! I'd love to finish this project. Thank you very much for the opportunity to give it a whirl.

Lydia Figg said...

These are my colors and I would be happy to save you from a UFO!

Heatherly said...

oh! i'd like to try it! pick me!

go SM3 knitters!

Mary said...

I think the colors are beautiful!! I would love to be in the running!!
Thanks!!
Anointingoil on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I haven't used the stretchy yarn yet but I'd love to give it a whirl! my daughter would love the colors.

kimtheknitter on ravelry

AmIAKnitterYet said...

the colors are really cool. I would be willing to give it a shot. maybe I'd try a different pattern, though...

Thanks!
amiaknitteryet on ravelry

Anonymous said...

I've been wondering how that yarn would knit? socknittingnerd on ravelry

LizzieK8 said...

I love that yarn! So, yes, I'd be happy to take it off your hands!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this yarn. Actually my 3 neices would, they have been after me to make them some socks :)
alg35536 from ravelry

The Knitted Squirrel said...

I LOVE those colours and would like the opportunity to try that yarn. Thank you for doing this!
Wendi
squirrel551 on Ravelry

Jen said...

I haven't tried the stretchy yarn either - I would love to give it a go!

zgma on Ravelry.

knottygal said...

I would like the yarn and the pattern!

Anne Marie said...

I just cast on a pair of Coriolis socks this morning. Because of the band that twists around the instep and up the leg, I went up a size to make sure I could get it over my heel. After reading your comments, hope I didn't make a BIG mistake. I tend to be a tight knitter so the stretch part doesn't seem to be a problem for me so far.