Sunday, April 12, 2009
Look what the Easter bunny brought! Well, not really, since these are soon on their way to someone special who also just happens to have a birthday real soon. Since they are still drying, it will be good timing to mail them tomorrow. These are for Mary, and I used a yarn new to me. It is Paton's Stretch Socks, color mineral, and it's kind of neat because it is a mix of cotton, wool, nylon and elastic. I worry a lot about getting socks the right size when I make them for others because I don't want to go to all that work and then not fit right. These looked awfully small to me but Mary has a much smaller foot than my own. They do look kind of fat in the instep, one more so than the other, one of the problems of knitting one sock at a time and not always duplicating the tension and stitch count exactly. I'm not a machine, after all! These might be just right for those edematous days! The leg part looks exaggeratedly skinny, but that's because I ran the ribbing all the way and that will have plenty of stretch. They were fun to make and I hope fun to wear!