Saturday, June 02, 2007

Halfway

Sockapalooza 4 Sock I

I finished the first Sockapalooza 4 Sock today. I'm a little nervous about it. I'm afraid that it won't be able to stretch wide enough. The first draft was too wide, so I ripped it back. People kept asking if it were a baby hat, and I realized that I hadn't built any negative ease into the sock. I'm not sure what my pal will like, but I personally prefer my socks to be kind of tight on the foot. But I'm worried that these are too tight in the ankle. I need to find someone who has the same size foot to give it a try.

Sockapalooza 4 Sock I
(yes, I'm well aware that my legs are blindingly white. That's just the flavor I come in--plain vanilla!)

I LOVE the bind off. It's SO easy and REALLY stretchy. It's P2 tog, make the stitch you just created on the right needle very loose (or just use a needle a couple of sizes bigger than what you've been using), slip it back to the left needle, and repeat. Easy-peasy!

4 comments:

  1. Very pretty! It is nerve-wracking making a pair of socks for a stranger, isn't it? Good luck!

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  2. That's one beautiful sock! :)

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  3. So I have to upgrade to be able to reply to comments? Nice socks! You have a lucky sock pal!

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  4. It's beautiful, don't worry about it being too tight. Much better to have a tight sock than one that's too wide. It will stretch just fine!

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