2:30 a.m. I am finished sock #1 of my "mexican coloured" socks. They fit nicely. I don't like the colours at all. There was some pooling of the red colour at the front of the sock from where I knit the heel flap, but I am told that when using verigated yarn this happens sometimes. The laddering is very apparent to me when I have the sock on. I am hoping washing will fix this problem. I have been assured that it will. It would probably not be apparent to anyone that did not know what to look for.
I don't think I would buy Cascade Fixation again as the material seems a bit coarse to me. Perhaps they will soften up when the socks are washed. I hope they do. I would hate to think I wasted $8.00 a skein on sock yarn for socks that don't feel soft and comfortable when you are wearing them. I bought four skeins because the sales clerk said two was not enough and then I only used one ball for this sock. I will be stuck with two extra skeins of yarn when my socks are finished. It is not likely that I will make a second pair of socks with this yarn.
Maybe I will CO for #2 later today.
Sorry the pictures are a little bit fuzzy, but I am tired and could not hold my foot still.
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i see why you all them mexican coloured socks ... what a great set of colours for the yarn.
i havnt used that yarn myself so i dont know what the texture is like but i do know that sometimes blocking and a gentle hand wash soften things up, especially if the fibres have been roughed up through handling when knitting.