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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Just waiting for toes

All that's lacking on this first sock are the toe decreases! I've decided that the hardest part of knitting for someone else is that their feet aren't really where you need them. Mickael keeps taking his feet to work where I can't try the sock on them. On my own socks, I try them on periodically to check fit, find out how much more I have to knit before I start toe decreases, marvel at the stitch pattern, ooh and ahh over how the colors of the yarn are lining up into such a lovely pattern, and other important sock activities. These socks are a different story. In a best case scenario, his feet are at home, but I still have to convince him to sit down, take off his other socks, and try on the sock in progress - but be careful and don't break the needles! As anyone who's ever tried to get a man to do anything knows, this process can take a while. Of course once his feet go to work with him, I can't try anything on him. I do seem to be getting less and less resistance from him as the sock gets bigger so either he likes the sock, or I'm just wearing him down. Either way, he's just lucky its a solid colored sock - patterned yarns must be tried on 5 times a day just to see what the yarn is doing!


Blogger Vanessa said...

I like the way the socks are shaped at the top and narrows at the leg. Very nice!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Earin Marybird said...

Very nice indeed! My husband is getting very "into" having his own pair knitted just for him. Yes, you need those feet around for fitting or just gazing at! I have started to notice how each and every pair of feet is so different.

11:31 AM  

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