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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Man Sock

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Despite not really leaving the house for days (and therefore no "waiting on Caleb" time for knitting), I have gotten some work done on Mickael's Man Sock. I'm going to try it on him sometime today to see how much farther I have to go before toe decreases should start. I've probably got 2 or 3 more inches to go, but Mickael has this annoying habit of walking off with his feet and taking them to work where I can't make him try socks on so I have to measure him when he's here. On a top down sock (at least with the kind of toe decreases I work), if you start the toe decreases when the foot of the sock reaches the place where your big toe connects to the rest of your toes (or where a flip flop would go), the sock will be the right length. I learned that little trick early in my sock knitting from a comment left here on my blog and it works for my socks, Mickael's socks, and Caleb's socks, so I'm guessing it's a pretty universal rule.

It's still really cold here and Caleb is still out of school, but the temps are supposed to get above freezing tomorrow - for the first time since late Monday night. Of course, we might get more snow tonight and tomorrow too, just to make things nice for Logan. I think he's about the only one in the Metroplex who's enjoying this weather.

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Blogger Melissa said...

How do you do your toe decreases? That sounds like an easy way to figure out where to start them!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Wow, I never thought of using the big toe as a guide. I'll be sure to try that, since I seem to always have trouble with the end of my cuff down socks. It's hit or miss for me. Some fit well, and others are way too roomy. Great idea!

2:01 PM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

That's a good idea to use the big toe. I have always figured where the little toe hits the side of my foot ... but then, I'm not a sock person, so I don't do them often (like, never?)... I depend on a daughter who is bribe-able.

11:49 AM  

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