Happy socking Thursday to you, online knit pals. It is not quite as hot as it was the last time I wrote about woolly socks but it’s pretty warm so I’m not going to dwell on the insulating properties of my current projects.
First up, a confession – I have finished neither of the projects I’d hoped to get done in June. Sad face. I am an idiot – Driftwood is literally only missing one side of the band that frames the hood and one evening of hard work would do it.
The Twisted Soul sock, well.
Here it is. It is a clever, fiddly, interesting pattern. Why yes that is an ‘instep flap’ you can see on the top of the foot. Fun, isn’t it?
The thing is. Well, there’s two things.
- I still think it is too tight. I have a bit of a problem with the pattern – the tightest, least stretchy part is around the ankle, which is the least useful place to have no give in the material. If only some of the eyelet lace pattern were introduced at that point it could make all the difference. And then on the foot it relaxes and fits beautifully, just to be confusing.
- I… don’t want to knit this again. At least, let me rephrase. I don’t want to knit a second sock which is probably too small. I could try knitting the leg on 2.25mm dpns and then switching to 2mms for the heel/foot (though that’s a bit annoying), but if that did work it would mean then having to reknit the current sock and I really don’t want to knit this three times.
What to do? My current plan is to finish this one sock (albeit not with a lot of urgency, right now), block it, and see how it fits then. If it remains too small I might, for the first time ever, leave it as a single beautiful pointless sock, knowing that I still beat a super-tricksy pattern to create it. But if it fits OK after blocking I’ll knit its partner. So, watch this space.
For more sock blogging fun definitely check out what my fellow sock pals have been up to this month: Paula (Spin a Yarn), Katherine (Fiber and Sustenance) and Stefanie (Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons). If you want to join in with our monthly sock posts then you are totally welcome – just get in touch with any of us and we’ll fill you in on the deets.
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