Friday, November 12, 2010
The heels in my Go with the Flow socks are going. They are made from Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solid which is 100% merino. No nylon. No silk. Just wool. I checked my other Cherry Tree Hill socks, the Diagonal Cross Rib and the Embossed Leaves, and while they are not holey, they are on their way. Lesson learned: knit socks with sock yarn that has been reinforced with nylon or silk (but not acrylic). Please. Save the 100% wool sock yarn for shawls (which will remember their blocking better without the nylon anyway. Ask me how I know.)
So. What do YOU do with holey socks? The cuffs and legs are still good, and I worked so hard on these that I think I may frog them back a bit, then convert them into fingerless gloves or mitts. Or I might just save the yarn for a future crackghan. After a proper period of mourning, that is.