Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Baseball Socks 2012



Each year during baseball season, I pull out my sock yarn and knit a pair of socks.  They are easy to carry to the games and don't make me sweat as much while I endure cheer on the boys. 
 This year was no exception.  My goal is to knit through some of the miles of sock yarn that I have stashed here and there around the house and knit up socks for everyone! I grabbed a manly color and got knitting.  Seeing that this sock was meant to be for one of the boys I added a few more stitches and knit a bit longer in hopes of producing a sock that fit.  Which it does, no problem! So what then is the problem? Sadly, I don't have enough yarn.  I thought I did. I really thought I had another skein.  But as I tore through my stash yesterday I only came up with this red.  



So, tonight I will rip the sock out, go up from size one needles to size three, keep my standard stitch count and add red on the cuffs, heels and toes.  I hope that will solve the problem. At this rate, the baseball socks will turn into hockey season socks.  
Wish me luck!

11 comments:

Holli said...

Jane, WAIT! Is the black/white combo Knit Picks yarn? If so I have one, maybe even two skeins in my stash. I could happily mail it to you. Don't rip out...

Email me if you want me to visit the Post Office tomorrow.

xo

Rose said...

What a great idea, if you can't get more yarn! Good luck!

free range chick said...

Love it- perfect with the red blended..makes it fun! I had to smile at your second sentence....knitting keeps us sane Jane!

MadMad said...

Oh, no! That's awful! What I would do (so it must be right, heh!) is WAIT. Do not rip. Because the second you do, that other ball will show up. So. Just put Mr. Bad Sock aside, totally ignore him for being such a naughty boy - even start a whole NEW sock, and you'll see: that extra ball will show up. Of course, by then you'll have lost the sock...

kristina said...

Oh I hope you're able to come up with a second ball. It would be too sad to rip back now. And thank you again for the lovely sock yarn you sent me! Will take a picture--if the sun ever comes out again! K x

From All Stitched Up said...

I'm hoping yu'll get a match but if you have to rip out it will look fun with the red. Just think you'll get twice the entertainment out of the yarn.

Victoria said...

aw! I'm always so jealous of knitters. I don't have the patience..

I love hand knit socks. so cozy.

amanda {the habit of being} said...

i think the socks will look great with the red contrast!!!

Larissa said...

That's one nice 'manly' sock! Hope you don't have to rip it but I also love your combo solution. Just keep repeating "it's the process that counts & keeps us sane...."

jamie said...

Love that yarn! You could always do the heels and toes in red for contrast...

Andi said...

You know how much I love knitted socks, I especially love these!
I hope you find more yarn. Whatever color you end up using will be perfect.