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December 03, 2004

The Grand Experiment

Materials for the Grand ExperimentIn the American tradition of head-to-head competition, nona is embarking on the Grand Experiment.  Like those who came before, investigating whether Coke or Pepsi tastes best, I will conquer the age old question -- which sock fits best?  The classic sock, knit from cuff to toe replete with heel flap and gusset?  Or the Eastern European sock, knit from toe to cuff with short-row shaped toe and heel?

To maintain the illusion of impartiality, I'll be knitting the 2 socks at the same time -- cuff to toe and toe to cuff.  Which will be the most comfortable?  Which will fit the best?  Only the Grand Experiment will tell.

Yes, yes I know, I'm obsessing a bit with this sock thing, but sometimes you just gotta go with the flow.  By-the-by, my LYS just started carrying Julia by Goddess Yarns.  Quite nice and perfect material for some quick to knit experimental socks.  I believe my colors are called "Blue Thyme" -- what the heck? -- and "Espresso" -- the new black.

The Grand Experiment 
Toe to Cuff on the left and Cuff to Toe on the right

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Wow - I'll be watching the experiment. Looks very interesting. I'm pretty obsessed with socks too. I have enough yarn for another 18 pairs in my stash. (lol)

Posted by: Rose | Dec 5, 2004 7:13:56 PM

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