Sunday, June 7, 2009

Footies are done

Today I finished up the Padded Footlets that I started a few weeks ago. I think S and I are happy enough with the finished product, but it wasn't my favorite knit.

If I were to knit these again, I would completely forego the double-stranding (which I only maintained through the heel turn area, not the entire sole) and I would make the heel flap a lot less long. The flap as designed is freakishly long and I predict that it will lead to some sagging and bunching between the bottom of the ribbed cuff and the heel area.

However, I love the lace pattern and the fact that it is incorporated into the heel flap. I'm not sure how that heel flap lace will wear, but we'll see.


I wouldn't have thought that the sporty contrasting stripe would look good with a lace pattern - but it does!

Also, this was an ideal way to use up the rest of the green yarn. I used part of the ball for the cuff, heel, and toe of these socks, so I had about half left. Now I only have 18 g left, perfect for a Christmas tree ornament or two.

Next I'll report on spinning. I've had both success and challenge today.

1 comment:

Steven said...

A few weeks ago, Jeff and I stepped in to Barnes & Noble to kill some time before a movie. While flipping through books in the knitting section (which was labeled, interestingly enough, "Architecture"), I ran saw these socks. It was shockingly weird.

I think I squealed out loud.

They really are beautiful and I love the cool contrasting stripe. I think a lot of patterns could use that feature.