Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Possible Success??!



After flailing around with 43 unsuccessful attempts on starting my toe-up socks, I finally feel that maybe, juuuuuuust maybe that I have started a sock that will actually fit a human foot as opposed to a giant. I am a wee paranoid that it's too big. I mean, it seems to fit me well. They're comparable in size to other socks I've knit and are smaller than my crappy store bought socks. However I am making them for a friend who has slightly smaller feet than I. Oh well, hopefully she'll appreciate the effort made even if they flap around when she walks.

7 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Don't sweat it. Negative ease works both ways. If it's too wide, make the sock shorter. Want proof? Put that puppy on and if it's a bit loose, pull on your circs back toward you heel and tell me if it doesn't tighten up.

You'll be fine.

Lorena said...

That is totally true. I made a pair once that was almost an inch too wide. So I made it about an inch (maybe an inch-and-a-half) too short, and damn if that thing didn't just fit like a glove!

Betharoopie said...

OOOh - good idea! I'm in the same boat as you, Jacquie...they fit me with just a bit neg ease, width-wise, but I'm concerned since my sister has a smaller foot. Lookin' good, girlfriend!

jacquieblackman said...

Excellent suggestion! I will try that for sure.

Thanks for all the encouragement!

idyllicchick said...

Another vote here on the 'If they're too wide make 'em shorter' poll! I did that very thing to my first sock of the Snarkalong. Fits like a... like a sock!

Mama-E said...

sweet! so nice to meet you this weekend!

Celena said...

i love that yarn!