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.

5 comments:

Caffeine Girl said...

That is a gorgeous pattern. I'm glad you were able to make it work. You are so nice to knit socks for a guy who may or may not appreciate them!

Renee Anne said...

Your groundhog and my groundhog must live in the same neck of the woods (except I know they don't). The one around here said we're due for an early spring (which I'm perfectly fine with).

I'm liking the socks :)

Dee said...

Once he gets these on though......they are very special socks. They are handsome!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It's so nice when things work out.

Chrisknits said...

Then why are you wasting knitting time on his socks!! Knit them for you. LOL