Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 5.

Things aren't going quite to plan. Having turned the heel already on the Without Borders Sock, I knitted an inch and a half yesterday of the fairisle pattern on the foot. It looked hideous. Holes everywhere. The stitches round the heel gaped and the whole thing looked awful. So I pulled it back. I was very tempted to pull the whole sock back, but as you know, I don't frog. To take back an inch and a half was bad enough.

So I decided to knit the whole foot plain, and here it is. I'm not happy with it but am determined to keep going to the bitter end. It's very much a 'use it up scraps' sock, hence the variety of different colours. I'm wondering though, just to tie it all together, whether to make a fairisle band across the middle of the foot. What do you think?

Was supposed to be doing the blanket today, but have been doing this sock instead. Blanket tomorrow. Promise!


quinn said...

That fancy patterning is pretty impressive, no matter what comes next! If I had managed to knit that, I would probably drape it artfully out the top of my knitting bag and carry it around that way for a year or two.

Possibly longer.

trash said...

Taking Quinn's theory one stage further I would actually just pin it to my lapel so people would ask and then I could show off even more!

Loving the idea of a Fair Isle section down the top of the sock.

Jo said...

I've never tried Fair Isle, it just looks far too complicated for me, so I'm impressed. They're going to look lovely when they're finished.

busybusybeejay said...

I think I would carry on with the plain foot.That would get it done quicker and you could get back to your blanket squares.Good luck!

Moogsmum said...

I'm most definately with Quinn and Trashy on this one!!!

I'd have made it into fingerless mitts.

Or a fingerless mitt.


georgina said...

I would perhaps do the toe in the fair isle pattern to tie it in, but I think it will look fine if it's just left plain.