|An Array of Socks
||[May. 29th, 2012|10:54 pm]
Green One got its maiden dunking today, and after it been rolled in a towel, then laid flat on a picnic table bench in the hot(!) dry (!) afternoon for awhile, it was dry enough to be hung on the line briefly alongside its elder siblings in the Sock Family. The Greens were only worn a couple of hours the evening they were finished, so they haven't really shaped to my feet yet, and that fancy heel flap curls in even more than stockingette curls in.. And they were damp. So they look even longer than they are. But I like the effect.
Red One has been worn the most (being the first) and then Blue One; Green One will get its first full wearing over the weekend, at A-Kon, along with the others. I will pack along my own towel to roll them in, lest they put a little color on a hotel white towel. The difference in size between Red One and Blue One is mostly that I added some stockinette between the ribbing and heel flap for Blue (besides making it a little narrower.)
Red Two is on the needles, but still in the ribbing. Denim One has one sock barely on the needles and one still not cast on. I could call it Blue Two but it's not that blue, really, and I have yarn for another blue pair that will be a true blue, not a teal (though in the late afternoon light, they don't look the color they really are.) Red One will be a sort of cross between Blue One and Green One--stitches decreased from Blue, but not the eye-of-partridge heel flap...I want them to fit in shoes that heel's too thick for. Denim One will be true work socks for in the field--thickened heels (like Green One, but in a less fancy stitch.) Maybe a thickened sole, too, for more cushioning. Red Two is coming with me for A-Kon, and I hope to be through the ribbing by the time I get back. Maybe even through the stockinette and into the heel flap. I might take Denim One along too. I have several hours to knit on the train each way.