Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All's Well That Ends Well

The Urban Rattlesnake Socks are finished . . . and they have toes.

Whilst musing over the choice between blue and white yarn for the toes, I was wearing these socks, which I had knit from some Lang fake isle yarn in sundry shades of red. "Red, oh (went the thought process), the same as the Rattlesnake socks."

And then I remembered that Lang sock yarn typically comes with a little spool of matching thread to use as a reinforcer for the heels and toes. And I still had lots left. Too thin by itself, but . . .

Put together with the Knitpicks Essential Tweed, we could have a really cute multicolored, mostly red, toe yarn.

I grabbed a spindle and cabled the yarn and the thread together. Perfect! (Reminder to self—do not throw away bits of yarn or thread, cuz you just never know.)

Here's a close shot of the little toe cap. Pretty nifty, huh? I did a modified round toe on these socks, and there was enough of the original yarn left to get through two sets of decreases before it expired completely.

And in other happy endings – after an amazing rain and wind storm we had a lovely rainbow.

Apparently the pot of gold is right down there in the marina, somewhere among all those sailboats.


~ Phyllis ~ said...

Nice job on the socks. I love the heel and toe.
The rainbow picture is awesome. You were in the right place at the right time with a camera.

Knitting Linguist said...

Ha! I'm sure those sailboats *cost* a pot of gold ;) I love your sock solution - it's absolutely perfect!

Kath said... how you feelin' now about all those squibs of sock yarn you gave me???

Delighted Hands said...

What a perfect solution to your dilemna! Yes, you are perfectly justified in keeping all the remnants and you have just reinforced the tendency for all of us!

Sharon said...

It's so ugly where you live - I really feel sorry for you.

bspinner said...

Great solution. Socks look great as do you pictures. I can't imagine living in such a lovely place.

Willow said...

Good job on those toes! A great bit of serendipity there.

I always wondered where the end of the rainbow really was. Now I know. But then I have to ask, Under the sailboats, in the water, or IN one of those sailboats and which one???

Marjorie said...

The socks turned out beautifully. And you are so right about not tossing bits of yarn that don't seem appealing or useful at the moment.

Leigh said...

Good solution. They turned out really well.