Saturday, 13 May 2006
Is it a hedgehog? Is it a bowl of green noodles?
No, it's a soon-to-be-ripped-quite-a-lot sock.
I realised this was too big as soon as I tried it on after finishing the toe increases, but thought I would just wear these as house socks. I have quite a lot of other people's mislaid hiking socks that I put on over my socks when I get home because my feet get very cold. (I should point out I don't actively steal these socks, they just mysteriously end up in my house and if they remain abandoned and unloved for a while I take pity on them and adopt them). But these tend to get quite grubby and abused (kind adoptress I am) - I often forget that I am only wearing socks and go out in them to feed the birds or take the rubbish out - and I didn't want to do that to my first pair of socks.
Then I thought I would give them to my bigger-footed sister, but she lost out by not being up in time, so mine they will be and smaller they will become.
I'm going to rip back and take out some of the increase rows to make a snugger toe, and then I'd like to add some instep shaping when I come to it. This may be a result of reading Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks in bed this morning, which I bought from Kpixie when ordering yarn because it was on sale. I wasn't a sock knitter then, but I am now, and I have plans. Think they'll ruin the striping?