Yep, the yarn ran out -- one and a half inches short of the end of the thumb!! I have ordered a new ball, and to justify the postage cost I added a little something else, to make this
I'm doing it in an orangey-red, which looks nice on the colour chart, so hopefully will look much the same in real life. They do not have enough in stock but I'm not in a hurry for it, as long as I get the black for the gloves.
So in the meantime I will make another attempt at the competition socks. I have cast on, and am doing the rib which is one colour so no problems there. I have decided to start patterning part way around the round (if you get what I mean). This should help with the change of colour at the beginning of the round, and I'm going to knit VERY loosely this time. Elizabeth Zimmerman says it doesn't matter how loose it is, so it will be very loose.
Apart from that I have a whole flock of sheep in various stages of assembly. I have 20 pink/white completed, another 20 with no legs or eyes, and now I'm off to start on the black/white ones. I am making far more than I need to this time, so if Stash want some more I'll have some in stock already and won't have to make them in a hurry. And I may even send a couple out to knitty friends if I'm in a good mood. (Hint, hint Tina - but I'll need an address!)
Ho hum, back to the farm..........