So as I was knitting the leg of my I Wish it Were Spring Socks (the Koigu ones shown in the last post), I kept thinking, "Maybe I'll keep going and see how far I can get out of one ball of Koigu". Then I would knit a few more rows, look at the remaining yarn, and repeat the process. Eventually I had several more inches than I normally work for the leg of the sock and STILL had yarn left. I knew I didn't want to make it any longer but I also wanted to use as much of this yarn up because it's so gorgeous . . . so I came up with something very, very silly. So silly in fact that as I knit it, I kept giggling and showing it to Adam, who just rolled his eyes and tried not to be scared. What did I knit, you ask?
Here's a closeup:
To make the ruffle, I knit into the front and back of every stitch for one round, then knit a round, then knit into the front and back of every stitch for another round, then knit another round, then bound off, doing a bound YO after every 2 stitches to make the bind off row longer than the previous row. It was really awkward having so many stitches on the needle, the way it always is when yo do ruffles, but the results are totally worth it!
Combined with the color, the ruffles really are too much. But I love them! And over the last few days, when it's been snowing, raining, and sleeting outside and my commute has been hellish, these socks add a nice ray of FUN.
I'm casting on the other one tonight. I swear.