On to what I did manage to get done...
I decided to go ahead and buy a different, smaller yarn to try the new sock pattern on, and boy am I glad I did. What a huge difference a slightly smaller yarn makes.
|The stitch definition is so much better now, even through the variegation. I'm not fighting every single stitch, and there's much better elasticity.|
|Not sure how obvious it is in this photo, though. Trust me, it's better.|
|In fact, I feel so good about the new sock that I went ahead and RIPPED OUT the old one.|
|The first motif! Believe it or not, this is done in only five rounds.|
Husband: So where are you going to put the runner when you're done?
Me: That's ... not really the point.
I don't think he really gets Thread Sickness.
And then I braved the terrible instructions and made a second motif.
|My favorite kind of motif: the join as you go variety.|