So I am not usually a sock knitter, but I've recently come across some cool patterns that I just HAVE to knit. The problem lies in the gauge. Most of the patterns call for a needle size of US 2. What is annoying about this is that there are really 2 different size 2's - 2.75mm and 2.5 mm. Grrrrrr. For me to get the correct gauge, I need a 2.5mm. Also known as a "non-standard" US 2. And I dare you to try and find a non-standard US 2 at any store. I have one more LYS to try, then I'm going to have to go online. I know that I can get them, but I have to wait. Nothing worse than waiting.
So here's what I'm working on: Monkey Socks. I picked up some gorgeous yarn (Plymouth Happy Feet in color #4 I think) at my LYS last week when they had a Leap Day sale. I've got about 1/2 of the first sock done, but the gauge is just not working out. I'm afraid I need to frog the whole thing and start over with non-standard US 2's. *grumble*