I mentioned a while ago that I'd started knitting a pair of socks after being sent a lovely parcel of patterns and DVD instructions from my friend K. Surprisingly (or perhaps not, given how great the patterns that K sent me were) I managed to finish a first pair successfully, and in time for my Mum's birthday. So now that they are warming her feet in the chilly Tasmanian climes, I can reveal them...
I got all excited and decided I needed a pair for myself next, and found a ball of wool with a fabulous range of colours in it that looked like it would knit up in a similar random way to the first pair, so off I set. Wrong. The trick for new players that I didn't realise before I bought it is that somewhere on the label in very tiny writing it said "irregular stripes". And this is how it turned out. What a mess, and the yellow bits through it look terrible when they are in a block of colour, so I ended up cutting the rest of the yellow out of the ball after the heel section.
So now my question is, should I knit up the other one so that I can at least say I've finished a pair for myself, or give up on it and start a new pair with this gorgeous hand-dyed magenta wool that I found?