Friday, June 22, 2007

Sock in Progress (Adriana)

I've been working on some stealth projects lately which I can't show you (all will be revealed after they have been gifted). I have made some progress with my Coupling-at-Sea socks which I can show you :)

coupling4
I love that pattern. It has such a great texture when it's unstretched. Also, look how much yarn I still have left. I was concerned about Sea Wool's scanty yardage but the lacyness of the sock seems to be helping it last longer.

coupling2
Top view

coupling3
Side view

Being me, I had to do some tweaking with the pattern. I wanted to try something different than my usual short-row heel which, while fun and beautiful, can give me some fitting issues due to my high instep. The pattern offers suggestions for people with high instep but they instruct you to do a reverse heel flap and I just don't find them attractive anymore (short-rows have ruined me!). I decided to combine the first part of the instructions from the pattern with Wendyknits' gusset heel which has gotten rave reviews. While not as much fun as my beloved short-row heel, I do really like the fit of this heel and I can see myself using it again in the future.

I think I'll do another 3-4 pattern repeats and then finish it off with a cute picot edge.

6 comments:

Heather G. said...

Those are really coming along! I have got to get some Os F'd!

spillyjane said...

that's a good looking sock! love the colour of that Sea Wool.

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Heather G. said...

Hey ho, all, I just wanted to point out that the comment I deleted was spam...

Rachel said...

While I share your fondness for the short-row heel, I must admit that the one you're using there looks very nice. I'll have to go investigate it further.

Happy weekend!

Stephanie said...

I want to Couple some socks now!

maybe mine will be coupling somewhere fun... hmm, what do I have in the stash? Maybe I can couple in the mist on the mountains! (hehe!)