I might have finished them earlier—but Friday night I got no knitting done—instead I had an early birthday dinner with my daughter—I could tell you all about it—but since she reviewed the restaurant back in
I mean, how many of you are going to come to NYC—and then go to a restaurant in downtown Flushing?
I ended the stitch pattern about mid instep of the sock—(and the beads inches before that) since I don't much like fancy stitches in my shoe. I finished with different toe—it's not really that different—but it's not common either (I can't believe I am the only one who uses this style—but I haven't really seen anyone else use it either!)
It ends up being shaped sort of like a flat/aka French toe—a standard sort of sock toe (that is a toe with this sort of pattern:
But the decreases are moved—I knit X (about 1/3rd of the stitches) K2tog, K center, SSK, knit last third—the decreases are in the outer section –the outer third of the toe is whittled away until only the center stitches remain, and then these are grafted for the bind off.
Folded (as might be for slipping on a sock blocker)—toe looks like a standard flat toe looks--when folded flat the other way.
The center section is larger than the side 'strip' found on standard toe shaping--(it has 8 stitches, not 4 as would be more common.)
It fits about the same as a flat toe shape—it just give the sock a different look—it's a change up—and I like change ups.
Then the heel! So many choices—so many details to consider—Fit—first and foremost, but not just fit. The shape, the stitches, the yarn—a fancy heel for back less shoes (to show off) or a sturdy heel for good wearing properties for more conventional shoes (and, for want of a better term)—sneakers.
Simple gussets? Or should I move them—to the instep, to the sole?
How far down the instep of the sock does the design continue, and finally the shape of the toe—Flat or round or star or pointed. Or something else entirely! All of these options--and how they are combined make sock knitting fun.
Well-- one more pair off the list of 14 ideas for socks (that list has grown to 20 in the meanwhile)—but well—there is no end to good ideas is there?
As for my lace—here's peek—it's much more liniar with the bands of stocking knit between the (shell, berry/leaf) motifs—Strawberries in bed perhaps!