First the Good News - my hubby loves his socks & he has been wearing them eversince he got back on Saturday. He said that they are really warm & soft. Now I may have difficulty in getting them off him to have them washed!
Now the Bad News - I had a skein of Fleece Artist Merino & as I wanted to try the yarn, decided to cast on using the Inside Out socks (pattern from STR Sock Club). It is a nice toe-up pattern with a garter stitch toe (my 1st time), a ribbed foot & cabled leg. Everything was going on really well until I got to the leg. For 2 weeks, I tried knitting the 6 st cable but kept having to rip it back to the heel as the cable leaves big gaps where they twist - I just could not accept the looks of these holes so kept trying but had no success.
I hate to give up as in most situations, I usually suceed after some preseverance BUT this is really an exception as I HAD TO GIVE UP!!!
Now I have cast on the Waving Lace Socks (from the book "Favorite Socks") using the same yarn which I had to rewind as the yarn was becoming too curly after all the frogging - so much effort & time spent & wasted. But I am looking forward to knitting the Waving Lace Socks as it is coming up nicely. You can take a peek at Tiennie's blog as she had knitted a really pretty pair !