Apr 26, 2008

of clunky toes and thunderstorms

Here is a shot of the square toes on my April socks. Yuck. I think part of it may be due to knitting the double strand too tightly and maybe the Kitchener stitch was too tight, too. Hmm.

And here are a couple of shots of the thunderstorm socks, as far as I was when I took the picture. I've just changed back to the blue yarn and begun the heel flap. I'm kind of excited about these socks. If they turn out well, I might do another pair. I certainly have enough yarn for it.


WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

I love the thunderstorm socks and the clunky toes - seems right somehow - are they comfortable to wear?

Wooly Works said...

I think that if you'll decrease every round as you get to the end, rather than every other round, it will round them off a little more. I you're making your decreases one stitch in, (ie., K1, K2tog; or K1, SSK), you might try doing your decreases in from the edge by 2 or 3 stitches on each side ie, (K2, K2tog, etc.). It makes a thicker looking edge on the toes and tends to round the corners off. Have you washed and laid them to dry yet? I think that may rid you of the square corners as well.

Kathleen said...

Wooly works, I'll try your advice on the Thunderstorm socks when I get that far on them. I haven't washed the blue socks yet, but I will, and try to block them to a rounder shape, I hope.

Westerwitch, they ARE comfortable to wear. There is nothing softer than alpaca, except for bunny fuzz, and bunny fuzz is so hot, I don't think I could stand to wear a pair of socks made from it.