01 June 2007

"So, how's the sockapalooza sock-knitting going?" you ask.

Okay, really, you didn't ask that, but let's pretend that you did.

If you had asked, I would thrust this leg towards you and shout,


Which, of course, is a loaded question. Am I shouting this out in pride and joy, or am I trying to garner sympathy? Hmmm?

What do you think?

I like how the little lace ridges look like Klingon foreheads. It's hard to get the full effect in this photo. As a matter of fact, it's hard to get the full effect when the sock is on, since that stretches out the lace too much to see its true Klingon-y goodness.

On the other hand, I'm pretty sure that I would like this fabric better knitted on 2.0mm needles. It's seen here knitted on 2.25mm. The pattern calls for 2.5mm, but what does the pattern know of these things.

And, having knit up to this point twice (the first time I got this far I realized I was doing the wrong pattern and ripped it all back), do I really want to start over again? Eesh.

I keep trying the sock on and pondering that my sock-sister's feet are a skooshy bit bigger than mine, so it will fit her a skooshy bit more snuggly...maybe the smaller size needles will make the sock too tight, you know.

Of course, I could start another sock (with the other end of the ball, since the yarn came in one gigantic skein so I wound it in one gigantic ball). Or, I could throw caution to the wind, rip the whole thing out, try it on 2.0mm needles, see what I think given that I no longer have the 2.25 version with which to compare it, then maybe rip that back out again and re-knit with 2.25

(Let it be known that the latter rip-it-out option is the one I naturally tend towards. I've never been big on looking before I leap.)

So, what do you think?


Weaver said...

I can't help it. All I can seem to think is "there is a Klingon sock pattern out there? I only do plain socks. Please don't let my children here of these Klingon socks." :)

The sock looks great! and I'm thinking that if her foot is bigger knit on with the bigger needles. Of course, I'm a woman who had to start Kiri over last night and I was on row 18, darnit1

YTT said...

Well, I like it. And I know full well that when my own tendency to overthink starts to go into overdrive, the best thing to do is to leave the knitting for 24 hours and then return to it. Often enough it looks pretty darn good. Sometimes, though, it still has to be ripped. But honestly, call me a Philistine, but I don't think that 0.25 mm is going to make all that much difference.

amanda j said...

Well, I like the sock and I also feel your pain! I have decided to take control of my particular situation and have faith in myself as a sock knitter!