November 16, 2004
When in Doubt, Felt
Nona's a confident gal, so I can be honest, the nesting socks turned out terribly - not even worthy of the demotion to slipper socks. Let me use a few words to describe them; saggy, bulky, heal-sliding ... you get the idea. Nona-sister4 put in a subtle, sisterly bid for the slipper socks, but I wouldn't wish them on anyone.
What does any good knitter do when face with a project that turned out yucky. No, you don't knit it again to fix the yuckiness -- it's important in life to learn from your mistakes and move on! The correct answer is, you felt them in the washing machine. The Nesting Socks are in the dryer with a bunch of towels as we speak.
Late breaking news, just in ... the felting helped the socks tremendously. They are definitely still slipper socks, but wearable! Photo spread of my Nesting Socks.
Nona, what did you like about this project?
I haven't made socks in awhile and this project reminded me how much I enjoy shaping the heel and the gusset. Besides, don't you just love that word, "gusset"!
Nona, what would you do differently next time?
I'd use finer yarn to make a better fitting, more refined sock. I'd also remember the tried-and-true wisdom, never make two socks exactly the same.
I already have my eye on the next sock project... stay tuned!
I totally recognize those feet!
Posted by: DebB | Nov 19, 2004 2:38:01 PM
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