Toes in a Pocket*
They're fun but they're boring**
They're dull but they're bright***
They're loud but they're quiet, yeah
They're plain but they're wild
They're wool and they're Regia^
They're cute, but they're ugly baby^^
What it all comes down to
Is I'm gonna win that Bearfoot yeah
I've got my toes in a pocket
And an F on Chrissy's sidebar.^^^
* Scroll down to fru_gal's comment here.
** With apologies to Alanis Morrissette, whose cool song "Hand In My Pocket" is almost enough to make me forgive her for asking that musical question, "Isn't it ironic?" To which the only correct answer is, "Actually, no, it isn't."
*** Yeah. These colors. I don't wear either orange or bright pink. What possessed me? I don't know. This yarn has been in my stash for dog's years. I guess the colors just appealed to me. Hey! They kind of match the Edgar!
^ The yarn is Regia self-striping sock yarn in the color Ringel Clown. I used about one ball. I hope I have enough left to make my sister a pair of footies. This yarn would make very cute footies. I wasn't starting with two full balls, because some of this got into a tangle with some black eyelash. Don't ask, it's in my shadowy knitting past.
^^ Well, Mr. A said they were ugly. I think they're cute. What does he know? Are you still with me with the footnotes? This post is like the bastard love child of Alanis Morrissette and David Foster Wallace.
^^^ Yay! A pair of socks for February! I really wanted to get in on the Bearfoot drawing, so Chrissy, give me an F. Other things you might want to know. These were knit toe-up using a Turkish cast-on. I used US1/2.5 mm Addi Turbos -- a 40 inch circular for the Magic Loop, baby! Magic Loop roolz! DPN droolz! My gauge was 7 sts/inch and I cast on 52 sts for the foot. They fit great. The leg is K3,P1 rib. The round before the bind off, I increased 1 st every 4th st. This made the little flare at the top, but also made it possible for me to get my foot in the sock. My big problem with toe-up socks is avoiding a tight bind-off. Other than a picot bind off, or using bigger needles, anyone have any ideas?