I am a deadline person. [tap, tap on my own shoulder] Just in time for the last Tuesday update I finished the Lopi socks.
A picture is worth a thousand words... Really?
This is so not true!!!
Since the first picture looks really scary I decided to have the socks modeled.
However... Dear Sockpal! Forget about silly platitudes. I can assure you that in contrast to what you see here, your socks have the shape of real socks. And even better: they fit your given measurements.
The following will not be thousand words but a few to explain this sock situation.
This norwegian yarn is 100% merino in comfortable superwash quality and very, v-e-r-y soft; a real treat for your feet. [if interested in this yarn check out colours of "Lanett superwash" from Sandnes. This is great yarn for baby knits and soft socks]
The fair isle knitting in the toe area enhances exactly the danger zone that kind of mysteriously vanishes after a while if I wear socks. If I am very lucky, my sockpal
To balance the solid toe I went for a slip stitch heel. In result you'll find a cushion there as well. These socks certainly enable the wearer to master a walk in delicate hiking boots as well as to protect sensitive walking gear on a pitch-dark
There is one thing though. The toe design made it necessary to decrease stitches rather early. I tried it out (as seen in the biggest swatch ever) and even though I wear a [cough] slightly bigger size, it worked for my toe. However, in case the receiver, that is you, dear Sockpal, appears to have feet no way nearly congruent with mine, here's the Sockapla-2-za satisfaction guarantee. In a worst case scenario I offer to
a) try everything possible to try to change the sizing or
b) knit another pair in traditional shaping.
Woohoo.. This all sounds like I made socks for people with only three toes. I guess it's all because I'm so nervous about giving my babies away. You all know this feeling...
I have to let go, let go... everything will be fine...