I know it can be really hard. ;) It would be better if the yarn was in solid colour ... just why they didn't make solid colours in TOFUtsies? Here is a little help:
For some reason, I made up part of the lace pattern myself after turning the heel ... LOL! Sharon Miller said in her book, "... never settle for second best ..." So true. Second best would only deteroriate into an eye sore. So, even though the sock has been finished (even the loose ends were sewn in), I didn't hesitate frogging it.
Talking about Sharon Miller. The edging of the Unst Lace Stole has also been frogged because I just didn't like the way the corner was turned. Never settle for second best. Since I have to start over, I did the doubling right at the beginning this time. But I am still hopeful to finish the stole this month.
Some exciting news about Sock Knitters Anonymous Sockdown schedule:
Sockdown 2009 - 2010!!
September – Technique: All knit with the same color (Solid or Semi-Solid Yellow)
Designer: Wendy Johnson Mystery Sock Designer: Nancy Bush
October – Technique: Holiday Stocking/ Man Socks/Knitting for a Cause
Designer: Jeannie Cartmel
November – Technique: Mosaic/Slipped Stitches
Designer: Chrissy Gardiner Mystery Sock Designer: Star Athena
December – Technique: Almost Socks/Leftover Socks/Stashbuster Socks/Stripes/Self Striping Yarns
Designers: Kirsten Kapur/ Kristi Schueler/ Hunter Hammersen
January – Technique: Texture Other than Rib/ Beaded Socks
Designer: Nancy Bush Mystery Sock Designer: Debbie O’Neill
February – Technique: Underappreciated Patterns/ Entrelac/ Intarsia
March – Technique: Lace
Designer: Janel Laidman Mystery Sock Designer: Kristi Geraci
April – Technique: Designs from an Online Magazine
Designer: Cookie A.
May – Technique: Cables/Traveling Stitches
Designer: Cat Bordhi Mystery Sock Designer: Cookie A.
June – Technique: DYO, Vintage Patterns
Designer: Stephanie van der Linden
July – Technique: Stranded/Colorwork/Fairisle (Including Nordic/Scandinavian)
Designer: Anne Hanson Mystery Sock Designer: Chrissy Gardiner
August - VACATIONI didn't do too well last year. The new schedule seems a lot of fun ... so I am all geared up for the new year!