Friday, February 3, 2012
some good news
The groundhogs around here have proclaimed an end to winter - not that we've even had a winter to speak of - and I can happily proclaim an end to the uncertainty surrounding these Spey Valley socks. A larger needle size has done the trick. The reknit sock fits perfectly and the density of fabric is completely satisfactory. If you had asked me on Wednesday I was fully expecting to be ripping out again, but now that Gavin's tried it on my doubts have vanished. What a relief!
One thing to be said for larger needles, this sock is just zipping along. Well, that and a very simple rib pattern across the instep, I suppose. The gusset decreases are done and I expect to be kitchenering the toe later today. Don't let Gavin know that the pattern is simple, though; he remarked that it looked quite "fancy". The real test comes later ... it remains to be seen whether he ever actually wears them. Socks aren't generally his thing.