We're heading into a heatwave where I live, so naturally I am making progress on my wool/mohair winter socks.
In fact not only am I knitting winter socks, I'm celebrating the arrival yesterday of some more yarn from my Stoddart Family Farm wool share:
(The sock's yarn is also from Stoddart.) This new colourway is called Sunlight Ocean.
Okay, back to the socks. I am breaking my heart over these things even though they are, as you can see, inside-out gorgeous.
What happened was, I got up to where I thought the heel should probably go for the amount of yarn I had left on the cake, and decided the leg wasn't long enough, which meant I was probably going to have to go longer and do a contrast heel and toe. So: off to the yarn cupboard to see what scraps I could use for the purpose.
And that's when I started to clue in: this yarn that is becoming socks is the very same yarn I bought to make my much-longed-for (and much-feared) twined mittens.
Not only because the colours will go with every coat I own, but because there was a lot of yardage in this particular skein, more so than the others, and I don't know how much yarn I'll need for a pair of twined mitts as compared to a pair of socks.
So: carry on, or rip out?
I'm carrying on.
Ironically, it turns out there is way more in this cake than in a similar sock I knit previously, so I don't need to do the heel and toe differently at all - which is lucky, because none of my other Stoddart boot weight yarns are really a good contrast for this one.
Oh yarn, your ways are mysterious indeed. Or maybe what I mean is: overthinking is overrated?