Sunday, February 22, 2009
Someday, My Luck Will Change
It's been awhile since I posted an update on these socks, and although I've been working on them on and off, I have to admit that they're giving me some trouble. The short row heel is a little sloppy looking to my eyes, and I started it a bit too late--the foot, which otherwise fits beautifully, has a little gappiness on the bottom that is problematic. Also, the pattern calls for extra stitches at the top of the instep / bottom of the leg to compensate for the lack of stretch in the slip-stitched rows, which made the leg far to big for me. I tried decreasing down and then continuing, but the ankle area is a mess of increases and decreases, and I really don't like the way they look.
I'm going to rip back to before the heel, I think, and try a different heel. The Lucy Neatby garter stitch heel that I learned at Madrona, as a matter of fact--I think that will feel cushier on my heel, and look a little nicer. It's going to involve some calculatin', which means that I'll have to keep better track of what I've done so that Sock #2 will end up like Sock #1 . . .
"Someday, My Luck Will Change" - song of the same name, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. Try listening to it here (not sure if link is permanent or not!).