"Scratchiest, most annoying sock yarn calling for Silvia."
Silvia: "Awesome. Sold!"
This may not be exactly how I came to buy a skein of Noro The World of Nature sock yarn, but buy it I did. I love the colors of the Noro yarns and saw some pretty socks made from striping the color sequences on the RAV. Here's a nice review of this yarn found long after I bought it.
I can do that!
Uh, yeah. I can do it, but WTF! OK, I knew the yarn wasn't the softest when I bought it but the yarn itself is a single that is overspun and kinks back on itself when you're knitting. I am constantly untangling the yarn from itself. This annoying tendency is compounded by my having rolled the skein into four equal balls for the striping of the two socks. I'm have trouble keeping my balls straight! (There's a google hit if ever I wrote one.)
Are you now thinking, but they're very cute and autumnal? Yes, they are. But if I have to scrub any pots or pans, I can wear the completed socks, step into the pot and dance a merenge. Awesome indeed.
Because I am not a quitter and refuse to be bested by these socks, I WILL complete them. I may not WEAR them, but complete they shall be. I will also use up every darn inch of this yarn so I don't have to see it sticking to itself anymore. Hah!
In case you're wondering, I used a crochet provisional cast on, made short row toes and heels and my stripe sequence is 4 rows long.