Monday, March 28, 2016

Paper Moon, Blue Moon Completed

I usually knit top-down socks, so I'm not very adept at knowing where to start the gusset when doing toe-up to ensure the foot will be the right length.

So, I followed the pattern blindly.

We all know how this is going to work out.

I tried the first sock on before starting the leg pattern. The foot is too long. There was no way around that fact, although I did spend a few moments trying to convince myself otherwise. Then I contemplated whether I wanted to rip all the way back to eight rows before starting the gusset and withered a little inside.

(That's a pretty gusset though.)

New plan: My mom will love these socks for her birthday.

Paper Moon (mine ravelled here),
knit in Pagewood Farm Aleyska Hand Dyed Sock Yarn in the Vineyard Blues colorway 

 Problem solved.