Remember my tension fail I wrote about last week?
Well, it's not so much that my tension got screwed up, it's that I didn't actually read the pattern. I thought it was supposed to be 6 repeats of the colour-work chart.
No, it's 1 repeat of the chart all the way around with the rest of the sock in the stripe pattern.
. . . .
Well, don't I feel stupid.
On the plus side, I've frogged right back on this sock, and I'm taking the opportunity to learn two-at-a-time socks. I tried once before, but Magic Loop left me with a headache and a horrible tangle.
But, as usual, with so many tutorials out there, finally something 'clicked.' In this case, it was Silver's Sock Class' Two Toe-Up Socks on One Circular Needle Tutorial, which has been absurdly helpful, and finally made sense to my head.
I'm hoping doing my socks (and sleeves, and gloves) two-at-a-time, will eliminate second sock/mitten/sleeve syndrome, which I have in spades. I have very few finished socks and many socks without mates.
I'm actually really excited about the idea two-at-a-time. So far it's been really interesting.