(This is my favorite lolcat and it totally applies to this project.)
While spending a relaxing weekend at the lakes with my family for Memorial Day I was able to finish the Nightmare Socks.
Although, to be fair, the socks themselves aren’t really hideous. It’s the yarn that’s so awful.
“Priscilla’s Dream Socks” is a great pattern. There’s a lot of room for customization across the leg and foot and I was surprised at how nice the short-row toes looked – very smooth and comfortable. I think using a zig-zag bind-off across the toe looks a bit bulky, though. Next time I’ll use something smoother, like a Kitchener stitch or three-needle bind-off.
But the yarn…
Seriously, Hobby Lobby. I’ve spent so much money in your stores on various craft supplies. You offer nice yarns and lower prices than most places and have a great selection. But WTF is this crap? This yarn was beyond awful. I hated every second of working with it. Socks come in pairs. Pairs that should match. This is sock yarn. How in the world can you call something sock yarn if there’s no possible way for someone to make socks out of it?
Once I noticed the problems I started checking it out on Ravelry and I’m not the only one. A few people had the same problems with the crap dye job but nearly everyone struggled with the poorly-woven elastic strands.
Do not buy Yarn Bee Walk Away yarn from Hobby Lobby.
However, you should try Prescilla’s Dream Socks.