Sunday, October 14, 2007
Like some others recently I've had difficulty getting a good start on the next pair of socks. The original pattern I chose was obliterated by the colour changes in the wool and three other patterns in the last week have been tried and discarded because either the pattern didn't do the wool justice or the wool didn't show the pattern clearly.
Eventually I worked out (I'm not slow really!) that the wool really needed stocking stitch to show it off BUT a pair of plain socks was about the last thing I wanted to knit seeing as I already have a pair on the needles. After searching through Ravelry (I wish you could search for socks there by toe-up/cuff down categories) I finally settled on Anastasia Socks from Pepperknit. The colourway shows nicely and there's a bit of a pattern to keep me interested.
I've gone down to 2.5mm dpns as my friend has very small feet and I'm really happy with how these are going now. Considering how long it's taken, perhaps I should think about the NEXT pair of socks now.
By the way, is there anyone here who also has small feet (Australian size 4/5)? I'd be interested in knowing how long your feet are for some guidance as to when to start the heel. It would save me embarassing myself measuring shoes in a shoe shop. Thanks!