What would you do?

I planned to make these identical twin socks, but I’m not sure if it’s a happening thing here.

Here’s the first one:

The problem? This colorway has a wickedly long repeat, and it’s a single 100g ball, not two 50g balls, so I don’t know if I can start at the same part of the colorway on the second sock and still end up with enough yarn to finish without re-attaching the yarn in a way that would mess up the striping.

See? It doesn’t repeat until the arrow:

It looks like it repeats sooner, but when I really looked closely at it, what I had was this:
1 olive stripe (cast on started where the gray met the olive)
3 blue stripes
2 green stripes
2 olive stripes
2 green stripes
2 olive stripes
2 blue stripes
2 green stripes (heel flap)
2 blue stripes (or 3 maybe, where the heel turned and the instep started)
3 olive stripes (the third one is where the striping starts to repeat itself
3 blue stripes
etc.

So the patterning doesn’t repeat until nearly halfway through the foot.

On the one hand, I don’t know if it’s possible to make them match. On the other hand, I can be a little compulsive about things like this and I’d really like them to match, particularly since these are a gift, not for me. What would you do?

In the meantime, I’m going to cast on the lace shawl again on one of my Knitpicks circulars. I think it’ll go much better than on the cheapie aluminum needles, and it’ll be easier to run the lifelines through.

Oh, and buy some groceries. Everyone here seems to expect to be fed on occasion—go figure.

In other news, I finally updated/fixed my links list. It hadn’t been updated for probably two years, and it was a mess. A long time ago, Vera advised me to just use Bloglines to do the list so it’d update automatically to my Bloglines listing, but I was very attached to all the pretty link buttons. Unfortunately, updating it by hand seems to be something I never get around to doing, so I finally went ahead and did it through Bloglines. I know I’m missing some links—a while back I set up a different Bloglines account and have since lost the login info for my old one, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t manage to import all my old subscriptions. If I used to link to you and you’re not there anymore, please let me know. I’ve been poking through other people’s blogrolls trying to find some of the blogs I’ve lost track of, but I haven’t found them all.

For my next amazing feat, maybe I’ll fix the broken images in all the posts from before I moved the blog and re-do the archives listing in the sidebar, which is terribly sloppy-looking these days.

3 thoughts on “What would you do?

  1. Vera

    Your sock looks great! I tend not to make socks that match. I like the appeal of fraternal socks.

  2. Marvie

    Me=so *NOT* compulsive. I’d be happy with them the way they are. They are the same size, heels n toes look great. I’d call them a success and be very happy lol. Plus. Socks generally get worn with pants (which cover the non-matchy upper bit, not that I can even tell they don’t match, but hey) and/or with shoes, which covers the whole darn thing anyway. Important thing is that they feel good! Those socks look like they feel good, so be done with ’em!

  3. Brianna

    Thanks for the compliments! As far as color goes… that’s my passion. I love figuring out color schemes. My rule of thumb is to be bold and give it a go. It’s not like you can’t tear it out after and start again!

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