Friday, June 30, 2006

Some Toe-Up Socks

First time for everything, and this was my first try at a "Toe-up" sock pattern. The pattern was courtesy of the folks at the Six Sox Knitalong

While I understood the concept, actually putting it into practice was a bit more interesting, especially in the area of the bottoms of the heels. As I knitted, it occurred to me that the socks looked like something that might show up at an archaeological dig adorning the mummified feet of the Bog Man or the Ice Maiden. Sort of clunky, with questionable shape and bumps in all the wrong places. Luckily, they responded well to blocking, ending up not at all "lumpy", and fitting quite nicely.

The best part? These were "free socks", made entirely of the leftovers from other socks.

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