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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Man Sock

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.



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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