I’ve a question about sock height. You said you made the Sunflower Socks taller than normal – so what’s normal? I saw somewhere that height should be equal to length of foot – fold the socks in half on the heel and they should match. Is that right (or “usual” may be a more apt choice of words)? If so, then I’m unusual as usual – I prefer mine longer.
What I should have said is that I made the Sunflower socks taller than what is normal for me.
There is no rule for how tall you should make your socks, really. Unless the leg of the sock has a definite pattern that is “x” number of inches tall, that is. It depends on how tall you like ‘em. If you like ankle socks, make them shorter and if you like mid-calf, make them taller.
As a rule of thumb, I generally make my socks so that the height is at least equal to the length of the foot, but I do sometimes make them taller. A lot depends on how much yarn I have.
I started a new sock yesterday.Shocking, no?
This yarn is Shaefer Heather, which is a lovely blend of 55% merino wool, 30% cultivated silk, and 15% nylon. The colorway is one of their “Subtly Solid Botanicals” in “Ash,”which is a lovely grey that has a bluish cast to it. It’s a fingering weight yarn, but a beefy one, so when knit at the gauge of 8 stitches/inch I get a nice solid fabric. It has a lovely sheen to it and is wonderfully soft. Here’s the sole of the foot:
This is destined to be a “guy” sock, so I worked up a design with some solid (but flat) cables interspersed with wide ribbing. So far so good!
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This is Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts, to be published by Potter Craft on March 31, 2009.
This book covers many many different crafts, including paper folding, quilting, rubber-stamping, candle-making, and many, many more. There are step-by-step instructions for many many projects. Enough to warm the cockles of any crafter’s heart. Here’s a shot of the Table of Contents (enlarge it to read):
And a page from the book at random:
Want my copy? Leave a comment to this blog post by 4:00pm EDT Thursday March 26, at which time the random number will pick a recipient.
And here is Miss Lucy, protecting her fuzzy rat toy. Awwwww!