Here's a photo of the horrible things on the neighbour's feet.
I gave them to Brian because I dislike them so much and hope to never have to see them again. I hope he wears them outside on a rainy day with no shoes. :-(
I thought I did everything right. I followed the pattern that came with the socks. I used the right needles. I swatched and checked my gauge. They still turned out for crap and I am not a happy knitter.
Normally, socks are my favourite things to make. I have some excellent patterns that I love to knit. Up until this experience, I honestly believed I was good at making socks. I thought there was very little you could do to screw up a sock pattern. They're easy and fast and very gratifying to make.
Until now. Monster sock yarn. Horrible, nasty, rude sock yarn. Ugly-shape-with-strange-heel-problems-and-bad-fit sock yarn.
I'm not even the unhappy knitter. I am the miserable knitter.
7 hours ago