I have been doing this knitting gig long enough to know that sometimes your knitting doesn't turn out quite like you intended. And this is not per say a bad thing. In fact that is for me one of the enjoyable things about knitting. What ever shall happen when I mix this yarn and this pattern together? But sometimes....it just doesn't work. I've wanted to make Carousel since I first saw them. The term Holy Mother of Wombats may have been used. And then I saw this gorgeous Sweet Georgia yarn at DFW Fiber Fest and thought "Perfect". And then I cast on.
And it wasn't bad... It certainly wasn't the yarns fault that it wasn't self-stripping, I was even more enamored with the colors as I worked with it. And it can hardly be the patterns fault that it called for self-stripping and I used variegated. And truly the result wasn't bad at all. It just wasn't what I wanted.
So the poor little start of a sock has been frogged and re-cast on with a new yarn, Millie Colori Socks &; Lace, which is turning out much better, if still not quite what I was expecting ^_^