Friday, October 31, 2008
And then there were two...
The fit on the first sock was just shy of perfect, so I cast on 4 more stitches at the start to make the toe a bit less pointy. I also began the gusset 6 rows earlier to create some negative ease. And after the short rows were done, I picked up 2 extra stitches at each corner to eliminate a messy looking gap at the top of the heel. This second sock fits like a glove. And Robin, yes I did finish the socks in about 2 days, but ankle socks take a lot less time! The ribbed cuff is my least favorite part of sock construction - all that back and forth with the yarn on size 0s is tough on ones wrist. For the girls, I only do 8 rows of ribbing and it's a breeze.
To keep my momentum going, I cast on immediately for a second pair (my younger daughter picked this lovely Trekking yarn out of my sock stash) and I have to say I'm loving the vibrancy of the colors. Thanks Amy for your kind comments. My younger daughter is also a dancer although her feet are slightly less arched so I'll make some modifications to these toe-ups to better fit her wider but equally beautiful foot. This time I began with a lot more stitches at the cast-on to create a flatter, more subtly rounded toe.
Well it's back to the double points for me...my deadline is looming closer!
yours in yarn,