While knitting my very first pair of socks surprise comes after surprise and I’m not always happy about it.
First the good things:
-I found out that knitting a sock is easy and addictive
-I have bought two 50 g skeins because somehow it made sense that 1 skein = 1 sock (probably because most of the sock yarn I read about sells in circa 100 g skeins). But it seemed that I will never reach the end of the yarn, so first I decided that I will make long socks to use up all the yarn and was happy about it because I like my socks to be long. As I was knitting I realized that for a long pair of socks I would use up 1.5 skeins and I wouldn’t know what to do with the leftover. That made me change my plans again and that’s how I ended up with a knee high sock (and still didn’t used up the entire skein!).
– I wanted the second sock to be just like the first one, so I cut off a few meters of yarn at the beginning to start with the same color. It seemed that the yarn is somewhat thicker but I thought that’s not possible. As it turned out it is possible and even visible. Thankfully it still fits.
I’m quite disappointed but I hope it’s just bad luck and I will give this yarn one more chance. Have I decided to knit both socks from the same skein this problem wouldn’t come up.