Most of the time when I make socks from self striping yarn I don't bother trying to get the second sock to be exactly the same as the first sock. I know how to, and I have on occasion bothered, but most of the people I make socks for have been convinced (bullied?) by me into preferring the more casual look of the 'fraternal' sock.
So imagine my surprise when I was a couple of inches into the second sock of this pair and realised it was coming out EXACTLY like the first.
I finished the first sock, cut off the yarn and cast on the second sock and through some little knitting miracle it started in EXACTLY the same place in the striping pattern.
My rusty stats skills say that the odds of randomly picking the same place in the pattern from the yarn is about 1 in 1039.
I only wish I was so lucky when it came to picking lottery numbers.
Now that I've accepted it's fall I need a good mindless-ish knitting project for DVD watching. (I've still got the final season of 24 to devour!)(And I'm way behind on The Office.)(And Downton Abbey is due to start again this week.....) Anyway - I'm drawn to the idea of another afghan. (Not that I need one - but they are satisfying knitting.)
Any interesting blanket/afghan/throw patterns to suggest??