Monday, September 29, 2008

Decisions, Decisons

I started a pair of socks with a partial skein, knowing I wouldn't have enough to make a full pair, and now I can't decide what to do. Make anklets? Stripe in another yarn on the cuffs? And if so, which yarn?

So I took pictures!

Here they are by themselves. I'm trying two at a time again, and while it's less of a pain, I'm still not crazy about the technique. If I use up the rest of the skein without adding in anything else, the cuffs will be about 2 inches high.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

I keep waffling about which one I like. I tried option 1 on the foot, and wasn't crazy about it (it made the whole sock seem tan, and kind of boring), but maybe that would be OK on the cuff? I like the idea of 2 or 4, since they're partial skeins I have to use up somehow anyway, but I don't want the lure of using up remnants to make me choose an option I don't really like. Maybe they're all terrible and I need another color entirely?

Or maybe I just need to get out more?


CinderOla said...

I vote option 3 or option 4. Although, I think I just really like the color of the skein in option 3 more so that with the sock. Yeah...I'm gonna go with option 4.

Annie said...

Four is my choice as well. Three makes me dizzy.

Although I have a head cold, so all analysis is suspect.

Anna said...

I like number 1 and 4. I think a "solid" colour would match better than the other variegated yarns.

Good luck in deciding. And coming out more. :)

Sonia said...

I like option 4, but think you could also pull off anklets with the yarn you have left. Knit on!

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Option 4 - or you could alternately stripe options 2 and 4 with the main color for extra stripey cuffs.

JessicaRose said...

I agree that 4 looks good to me. I like 1 too... but I agree that they'd be a more tan kinda plain sock. 4 livens them up some.