Third Sock

Why make a third sock — when I have only two feet?

Well, it goes like this. I made a wonderful pair of socks using a Regia 4-ply yarn in lovely blues and greens using a great Knitty pattern called RPM. The yarn is wonderful, hard-wearing yarn, and the pattern, which is a spiral rib, is great pattern to hug the leg and foot. I loved these socks.

But then, up in Tahoe, when I had to do laundry, the unthinkable happened — one of the socks disappeared when I did my laundry at the laundromat. The remaining sock was lonely.

and so because I want my socks to feel good about themselves, I checked the leftover yarn, and I think there’s enough to do a third sock to pair with the other one. So far, it’s looking good — I think I’ll have just enough from the remaining ball to make the matching sock.

For Tomorrow: yarn splurge!

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  1. Oh, OUCH. I’m sorry!

    Our washing machine once wouldn’t drain, and my husband took it apart. The culprits? Baby socks, other baby clothes, an older child’s sock–they had spun out over the top edge of the drum. Washing machines really do eat socks. So I never trust mine with a handknit sock.

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