Monday, November 10, 2008
On Socks with a Perfect Fit:
No body is perfect and I’m no different. I think that is why I like knitting so much. It is forgiving and versatile. And the more you are willing to play around with the pattern, the closer you can get to a perfect fit.
I found that for myself, once I get past the half way point I’m less willing to do the stopping and starting, knitting and tinking/froging it takes to make the fit right.
Enter the sock.
Ankle down sock patterns have the foot and toe at the end of the project. And so I would just forge on to the finish and most socks were too long and/or narrow for my short wide feet. I admit I gave up years ago.
Well, now that I have finished my first pair of toe up socks, you can’t get them off my feet. (Okay, I take them off at night to rinse them out and dry while I sleep then back on the next day.) I need, want, got to have more of these things.
I can fit it on my foot as I go in the first half of the knitting process.
I am a toe up sock convert and sing it proudly. I have plans to turn many sock patterns on their heads.
I can’t start until I have a few other projects done around here. But before the winter is over I’m going to have a lot of them I think.