...for "stupid ol' sock"
i am 3/4 of the way done with knitting the first sidewinder. i am not loving it. there is nothing wrong with the pattern. i am loving the uniqueness of the construction. even the kitchenering at the end does not scare me.
why, look at the cute little pocket for the toes.
i just don't like the yarn i picked. the sock would probably be cuter with a variegated yarn with short color repeats. the broad stripes are doing nothing for me or the yarn. i am also not happy with the fabric either. 7.5 sts/inch when i routinely use 8.5-9.5 sts/inch just doesn't work. so if i were to try knitting this pattern again, i would probably use a heavier weight yarn or attempt to redo the math for a smaller gauge.
say good bye to "sidewinders'! i will give up my obsession with sideways knit socks for now. this one is going to visit the frog pond. so i am back at "zero" for summer of socks, sigh.