So this sock has a history. When I prepare my self-striping skeins, I wind them out a certain way, tie them securely, and then loosely tie each stripe-section in a knot for safekeeping during storage. I soak them still tied, and then untie them when I'm about to apply dye.
This one time, I had it all ready to go, and separated the three sections of a self striping skein. Guess what? I had forgotten the all important step of "tie securely" from up at the beginning there. The whole sopping wet thing disintegrated in my hands - great loops of yarn were slithering all over the place and becoming horribly tangled. I didn't have time to figure it out so I threw it in a dyepot to think about what it had done. Later, I was still angry, so I threw the remaining colours of dye that had been prepared that day in the pot with the tangled skein, and stabbed it repeatedly with a spoon while loudly cursing. On the way to Abbotsford last week I slowly but surely untangled it while Jacob drove, and eventually I was able to cast on a sock to use as a sample of my Signature Sock base. This is that sock.