Okay, we don’t really call socks “footsies” around here, but I succumbed to the alliteration.
As I’ve said before, I really love these socks – but I hate the way the pattern was written. I may knit another pair for myself, though. The slanting cable is beguiling. Half of the cuffs and 3/4 of the feet are stockinette, so they progress more quickly than you might think.
On sock #1, I knit the toe as the pattern indicated – a standard wedge toe. But it didn’t fit perfectly, so I knit a slightly more rounded toe on sock #2. See the difference? I decided that it was worth it to fix sock #1. So I ripped back thusly …and reknit the thing. I’m glad I did. I’ve found that if I decrease every other round until I have half as many stitches as I began with and then decrease every round until I have 8 or 10 stitches left, my sock toes fit better. (so do S1’s.) But every foot is different!
The last bits of fall are slipping through our fingers here. I can tell that winter is hastening because of the number of handknit socks in the laundry each week. Boy 1 is wearing wool socks every chance he gets (which is precisely 4 times per week, as he has 4 pairs that fit now) and he let me know that he needs more socks. That’s what this is about: I’ll leave you with some shots of a hike the two of us took last weekend. Fall fun!