The Lichen Socks are finished. I finished the second sock in a frenzy as I madly knit wondering if there would be enough yarn for me to do so. I had read that Colinette Jitterbug runs skimpy on yardage but that did not prevent me from selecting a pattern that had an an 8-1/2″ cuff, what MADNESS! Halfway through the sock I assured myself everything would turn out alright since other Ravelers had knit this very pattern with the very yarn I had selected. Surely they would have noted that they ran out of yarn, right?
But, as I turned that heel I began to worry. As I finished the gusset I began to fret. And then, of course, I couldn’t put the sock down until it was finished so my knitting got faster and faster. My husband was amused by the expressions on my face and suggested that I make a breathing hole for the big toe. I was not amused. Instead, I eliminated four rows in the toe decreases. On the final rows I realized that I probably could have kept those four rows. Nonetheless, the shortage of yarn was too close for comfort.
Lichen Ribbed Socks by Nancy Bush
Colinette Jitterbug – Blue Jay
Knit on 2.25 dpn needles