To finish the Stubborn socks one had to be really hard headed and knit on - watching the ball of yarn getting smaller and smaller and fearing that it won't be enough...well, my Mom and I have a running gag: "you have to knit faster to make the yarn last". Apparently I managed to knit fast enough.
They fit me perfectly.
I guess I have to keep them.
What do you think?
As I said, I can hear those of you out there who don't agree that variegated yarn mixes with intricate pattern like these. I think that the twisted stitches define the patterns enough to use handpainted yarns. But, since I am not always stubborn:
The "Not-so-Stubborn" alternative
I am using hot pink Kroy sock yarn and 2.5 mm needles, because it is a bit bigger than your usual 4 ply. These would fit my legs which are also a bit bigger than your usual leg, even though the twisted stitches don't make it as stretchy as your regular Stockinette stitch sock.
Now, à propos pink. Every year a brave crowd of women march against breast cancer - 60 km in all. I am not so brave to walk, but I am happy to donate to find a cure. It made me kind of feel good that I do that, when my Mom hat a health scare this year (she assures me that everything is OK). I felt helpless, but thought at least there's research ongoing to make it - hopefully, one day - end, and I contributed to that.
Ramona, one of the brave women who wants to walk on September 8 and 9, offers a sock pattern in return of your sponsoring her to partake.
Think about it. Every little bit helps.