February 05, 2013
I had to rip out the first sock and start over. Thankfully, DH understood that I wouldn't be able to finish them by Christmas.
I blame the yarn, Paton's Kroy 4 ply sock yarn. The yarn is relatively inexpensive and readily available at Michael's and Joann's. I've struggled with this yarn before in trying to get the gauge I expected. The balls of yarn are also short on yardage, which means I had to mail order another ball. Fortunately, the different dye lot does not show in the finished sock.
All this to say, I probably won't be buying this sock yarn again.
DH does like his socks.