Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Catch Up Socks

I think I mentioned that I had finished these before I went to Peru, but didn't post a picture.

Coriolis Socks

To review, they're toe-up Coriolis Socks, from the master pattern in New Pathways for Socks Knitters, and the yarn is Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sport.

I was a little worried about running out of yarn (there's a turned under hem at the cuff, which you can't see, and I thought about using a different color yarn for the inside), but I have a smidge left.

Here's the thing: I really appreciate the brilliance of Cat Bordhi's realization that you can put the increases anywhere around the foot when you make a socks, but I'm kind of used to the way heel gusset increases look, so these look like they're missing something. So it's possible that I'll use the master heels and toes in her book (which are explained very clearly--and I love having a selection to toes and heels to pick from), but position my gusset increases like usual. Or maybe I'll get used to the new way, and stop thinking the side of my heel looks oddly naked and undefined? Or maybe I'll just stop obsessing over socks, which go in shoes and wear out?


jennsquared said...

You are so funny. I was at first taken aback by the design as well, but the more i see it, the more they are appealing to me. So you never know, they might grow on you!

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Glad you said it first. I have the same problem looking at the socks in this book, yet I love the theory behind her approach!

knitseashore said...

Welcome home! I am so sorry to hear about your Vespa. I cannot believe that thieves can get away without getting caught! Grrr.

I think the socks look pretty and I'll be interested to see how you design your new shawl.