Saturday, May 8, 2010
Toe Up Socks
My husband mailed off my son-in-law's birthday socks this week, so (hopefully) they will arrive in time for his birthday, early next week. This toe-up pattern was knit from Knit Picks fingering weight tweed yarn. Happy Birthday Chris!
I learned how to knit socks using this same toe-up, short-row pattern which is actually a bit more complicated than the more traditional knitted heel-flap-and-gusset sock pattern, created from the cuff down. Every time I plan a sock project, I think about the choice of these two looks and fit. I like the look of the the toe-up pattern; it looks like a store bought sock and fits snug to the foot. But I also like the cuff down gusset sock (see my previous green striped sock post), and I really like how it comfortably cradles the heel.
I guess my sock story is a bit like other things in life--there are many possible paths to a final destination and many good choices to reach a similar end result. There is rarely only one way to do something. In our increasingly either/or world, we too easily forget that it can be both/and.