Much as I loved the Rick socks it wasn't meant to be. Those twisted stitches sure do eat up a lot of yardage. More yardage than I had available. I quickly ripped it out and started Angee another pattern from Sock Innovation.
The only problem I'm having now is that I added five additional stitches and after trying the sock on I doubt that it will fit mom. It is rather snug on me. I'm not going to rip these instead I'll keep them for myself and see if I can find a nice shade of purple at Stitches on Friday. If that doesn't work out I'll dye the yarn myself.
I looked over the vendor list today and I'm a little disappointed. It doesn't seem to be as many vendors judging from comments I've read about previous Stitches events. I hope to be pleasantly surprised in Atlanta.