Thursday, May 04, 2006

Sixth Sense Socks

And, they're done. Been done actually, since um, Monday? 6th Sense Socks And they fit, but I don't like the fit of the heel on me. So these are birthday socks for another sister. Thank God I have 2 sisters with feet either just a bit smaller in length or just a bit narrower than me. They'll be happy if I keep screwing up. Heh. I saw that Stariel finished hers, and apparently the heel is supposed to fit the way it does on me, so I guess I really didn't screw it up, I just don't like the feel of it. So I'm thinking in a "plain" sock with little to no patterning, the short row heel will feel better to me. I saw it sitting so close to the base of my heel and it turned me off. What can I say? I'm a visual person. I also react to names. Like "meatloaf". Who in hell wants to eat a loaf of meat? For years I wouldn't touch the stuff. Then one day I tried some at work at one of the restaurants I slaved in, and I liked it! Go figure. But the name alone put me off for the longest time. And that's probably the story with Grits. But I've tried those, and ew. They're as gross as their name. I'll stick with the Cream of Wheat though, I like that.


Jo said...

The socks are so pretty! Why didn't you like the heel?


Rain said...

Ooooooo they're nice. I really like the colours in the yarn.

Maybe if you wear them for a bit you will get used to them. Still at least you have your sisters to give them to.

Pyewacket said...

The yarn and the pattern are subtle and lovely. Well done.

Grits are gross. I'm, Southern, and I said it. So there!

Bezzie said...

In AK we've got muktuk. Ha ha wouldja eat that? The word rolls off the tongue nicely but the food doesn't roll off the tongue into the stomach nicely!

Steph said...

'Scuse me? Grits are wonderful! :)

Zonda said...

Love the socks! Great job and color! when will the CF be here gggggggg! What color have you decided on?

turtlegirl76 said...

Jo - it just felt like it didn't fit. The cuff patterning came all the way down to the bendy part of my foot right above the base of my heel and it just didn't feel right.

Rain - I might have enough for some ankle socks, but I'll be going to the yarn shop I bought that at tonight, and if they have more I'll get it. And then make a pair that fits - for me!

Bezzie - um, ew.

Stephy - wanna cage match between you and Pye? Southern women showdown!

Zonda - I think I'll be going with the blue. I haven't figured out why I need 4 different circular needles, but all I have (unless I really want to break out the Boyes but why do that when I have a perfect excuse to buy more addis?) is a US 6 32". So I'll get the other needles this weekend and swatching by Sunday. In the Blue! No Trillian - you can't have it!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am trying so hard to stay away from Knitpicks, but this isn't helpng! LOL.