Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Trekking sock update

This poor little guy has been in progress for seemingly forever...the last time he was shown, he was enjoying the nasturtiums by the pond. He hasn't motivated me greatly.

Last night I started the toe decreases. The plan is that he will be finished this calendar year and that his mate will be started before January 1.

He's a very simple, stockinette Trekking XXL sock with 2x2 ribbing at the top. His heel is the opposite of many, but that seems to be working out for fit for him. I did the slip heel with the opposite pickups once before and that pair's fine. It also seems to help in the inevitable shrinkage that occurs, no matter how carefully one washes one's socks.


Yarn Elf said...

Yes, a plain stock could be a bore or a mindless project with all the other you have knitted this year. The thing he has going for him, is he is not-no-none poirple! It does look nice though. If you were a little higer in the leg you could have put in a design to help with the motivation factor. I guess you could do one on the foot.

Linda said...

Heel? Opposite pickups? Inquiring (yes, I know they spell it the other way) want to know....