Alotta Talk and not Alotta Action

A couple days ago I realized that MDSW is less than 2 months away.
joy and panic
Damn — I’ve only completed 1 FO with all the yarn I got at both MDSW and Rhinebeck. Not so good for the pact, huh?
a full list of my festival purchases can be found on the side nav of the home page
The bulk of last year’s purchases were sock yarn. While I had plans for lots of socks, I knew I’d throw in a few other items too — scarves, a baby cardi, mitts…maybe even an insertion in a full garment for me.
The one purchase that is really bothering me though is the peach melba Tess sock yarn. I originally bought it to make my mom a pair of jaywalker knee highs but the pooling was so bad in that pattern that I ditched the idea. I tried several other sock patterns with no luck, so the yarn has sat there since the summertime and I’ve had no idea what to do with it.
A couple months back I read a blog post and found just the thing to work with my crazy-pooling sock yarn.


Any ideas what it might be? I’ll give you a few hints:

  1. It’s for me.
  2. What you see pictured is almost exactly 25% of the finished product.
  3. The next 25% to be knitted is an exact mirror image of what you see here.
  4. I’m following a pattern from a book you’ll probably recognize but might not think of immediately. The pattern was designed for a popular Canadian yarn and I’ve had to adjust for a smaller gauge.
  5. I’ve done a provisional cast-on along the bottom edge.

17 thoughts on “Alotta Talk and not Alotta Action

  1. Sideways Socks! The perfect solution to pooling of any sort. I made up a pair of those a while back. I’d suggest the knitted on toe – much more comfy and roomy. Very nice!

  2. I’m intrigued by the comment about a sideways sock. Very interesting and it would match your description rather accurately.

  3. Ok, I’m stumped, unless it’s a baby scarf? The yarn is pretty though — I hope you love the finished product!

  4. It could, if one stretches credulity for a moment, be a hot water bottle cozy. You have to squint a bit to get it…

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