Thursday, July 26, 2007

dark grey is hard to photograph

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I finished the socks I was making for Bill.
I got bored with the plain stockinette and decided to add a cable running up the sides.

it looks really cool, but it's really hard to photograph well.

I learned that Bill's feet are quite different than mine, while my feet are chubby and very, very flat. Bill's feet are wiry and have the instep of DOOM.

next time I make socks for him I'm going to have to give in and do a heel flap and gusset.

I tried adding a little mini gusset in after I realized how badly the short row heel was going to fit.
I don't think it was enough.
ah well.

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Yarn: Brown Sheep nature spun sport
Needles: Addi turbo size 2 (3mm) for the main portion and size 1(2.5mm) for the ribbing.
Pattern: the usual tow up two at once short row heel pattern, with last ditch increases to fit instep of doom.

1 comment:

jenifleur said...

Not being able to do a short row heel is definitely indicative of the doom gene. Which, I understand, originated with the Habsburgs. What if you did a 60% heel? I cannot accept this "heel flap" thing. I'll be in my lab, trying to find a cure for the instep of doom, you pick a ribbon color for Instep of Doom Awareness.

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