Friday, June 29, 2007

Peters Socks

Pattern: Peters Socks, Nancy Bush (located in the novel, A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber)
Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot, Granites Peak
Mods: shortened cuff by 1" to make up for lengthening foot 1", eye of partridge heel and modified round toe

I tried an Eye of Partridge heel, just because I wanted to. I don't think the slipped stitches really show, but overall I think I like the look of it better than a regular slipped stitch heel.

Hub is pretty picky about how his toes feel in socks. So I made up this modified round toe instead of a "standard". There aren't any ridges to "feel" so it's much smoother. I also ended it sooner than a standard round toe and grafted the end together to keep it from becoming "pointy". The only thing I would do differently with this is do about 6 rows of plain stockinette before starting the decreases. The toe looks visually too short.

You may have noticed... these weren't originally for Hub. I had set out to make them for my brother. Then I realized... single man... delicate socks... maybe not a good choice. So I'll make some for him from something a little tougher. (And perhaps a yarn I'm not having a silly love affair with.)

I was going to wait to do the second sock of these, but the idea of a single sock hanging around for the summer was giving me a twitch. So I just dove in.

NOW, I'm going to get on top of those two shorts and THEN it'll be all for me! Yay!


KarenJoSeattle said...

I like the look of that toe. My spousal_Equivalent would like those, too. What kind of decreases in what pattern did you use?

SJ said...

Great socks -- gorgeous (yet subtle) colorway!

Dipsy said...

These socks are absolutely beautiful - what a great pattern, and I love the calm and warm colorway you've been using! I'm a big fan of the Eye of Partridge heel too - I think it's even more durable than basic heels!