Witness. Dan's socks. Dan's humongous socks. Custom fit to a tee. They were supposed to be a Christmas gift. They were finished on New Year's Day. Notice the color difference. Should have been a clue. Apparently I'm not a very good detective. I blithely thought that I had not mixed up the dyes in the dyepot very well. Didn't matter. Dan wanted them for warm winter house socks.
They are warm.
They were beautiful.
They were superwash merino.
One skein was superwash merino.
The other, not so much.
Note: Knit Picks DK Merino felts beautifully in my front-load Maytag washer.
It's enough to make a Knitter cry. I am so disgusted at myself! How could I have screwed this up so royally?! You can bet I'll be checking the ball bands very, very, very carefully from now on before the wool gets dyed.
I am a lady but the words in my head just now would be very censored. OH CRAP!!! I don't even want to knit anymore. But I will.
(See the look in Bentley's eye in the first photo - even he knew!)
On to cheerier things....