Friday, May 19, 2006

I was about to tell you that I had a sock crisis on my hands. But then I feared you would just tell me to take the socks off my hands.


progress on Go With the Flow

I started these socks with the firm belief I had two skeins of this sock yarn. I don't know why, but around 11 p.m. last night I decided I should go rummage around and find the second skein because when you're nearing the toe of your first sock, you start to think about the second sock. And then that makes you think about finishing them both and kicking around the house in them, and you get all giggly and excited about the whole thing.

Well. There is no second skein. Not that I can find.

So this presents a problem. I could throw up my hands and abandon the socks because now they won't be perfect. I could keep going and keep my fingers crossed that I can squeak two socks out of this one skein. Or I could stop now, put this one on a holder, and get as far as I can on the second sock. If there's not enough yarn to finish them both, I can make the toes a different color.

I think that's what I'm going to do. I have half-skeins of three different colors of this same yarn that could be used for the toe.

And this is where I need an unbiased opinion. Which color would you make the theoretical toe of this sock?

#1 Almost-Sortof-Matching Denim Blue

toe color option 1

#2 Classic Black

toe color option 2

#3 Obnoxiously Unmatched-in-an-Almost-Intentional-Way Red

toe color option 3

Please vote in the comments! This young sock's life is hanging in the balance.


Deborah said...

Red. It must be the red.

Cindy said...

I love the black. It just accents the rest of the sock.

Angela said...

I'm voting red. And then I vote that you wear the socks with sandals.

Squeaky Weasel said...

I couldn't NOT wear them with sandals! And I don't know, I'm starting to dig the needles-in look. Very big with the goth kids, I bet.

Anonymous said...

Definitely the RED!

Anonymous said...

Red, red, red!

Jane said...


Diana said...

Red, fer sure.