I was using a boo-boo bin yarn from Sweet Sheep that I got from the last time I went to the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair (2008!). The yardage on the tag said 360yd, I think. But I was having some doubts as I got near the heels. I don't know if it was the cables or what, but it became clear I wasn't getting full socks from this ball. I thought some sandal socks would be fine, but indeed, they were still too short!
I am having a REALLY hard time getting the pictures to move where I want them. This "What you see is what you get" format is crap....and once it's posted, it never looks like it does in this window anyway...right down to a different font!
I thought maybe gloves/fingerless mitts might be an option, and from the front, they looked great. However, even taking out the heel, the leg is still too wide around my wrist. I loved how the leg pattern was brought down into the heel flap (although I did NOT love the change from working in the round to working back and forth and doing those cross overs!!!!!!!!!!).
I have no idea how this post is going to look. LOL. Sort of how I feel about these socks.....rip? All the way, or back to mid-calve and try to pick the pattern back up and work decreases to fit, and then try to figure thumb gusset increases into the pattern? I have pink tipless gloves already; although I really felt diva-ish with elbow length "gloves" on, and could see that they would be nice on those days I'm wearing a t-shirt in the house and need arm warmth when I go out but don't want to wear a full sweater under my coat.