Sunday, February 10, 2008

I'm making progress with the Christmas Knitting!

Gentleman's Fancy Sock from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks.

I really wanted to finish these socks before my husband came home from his trip. He came home Wednesday night, and I finished the socks this morning, so close enough. I cut it super duper close with the yardage (Zitron Trekking Pro Natura) to the point where I picked up an extra ball at Natural Stitches just in case I ran out. Fortunately I didn't and I can exchange the extra ball.

It's a lovely pattern and I really liked the calf shaping. If I did it again, I would not do the wide toe called for in the original; while I appreciated having only twelve stitches to graft at the end of each sock, the toes looked rather like something Legolas would sport. I shortened the leg to seven pattern repeats and lengthened the foot to nine repeats to accommodate a size 10.5 foot.

Now if only I could finish The Toddler's Vest and my mom's Clapotis, the Christmas Knitting would be complete!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I'm not wild about the toe either. It does feel a little more toe-like with washing and wearing, but I'd rather just do a standard toe.