Sunday, February 18, 2007

Let's try this again ....

Here are my latests socks. While I was working on them, many people asked me what I was making. When I said, "a sock," they'd always ask, "oh, for one of your kids?" and then look puzzled when I said it was for me. Looking at the difference between the sock on the blocker and the one in its relaxed state, I can understand the confusion.

These socks are made from Cascade Sassy Stripes superwash wool / nylon, on size 0 needles. It was a fine yarn to work with, except for some funny black spots in one of the red stripes. The pattern is just your generic top down sock-with-heel flap, in a 2x2 rib.

Here's my current puzzle. This swing top is for my daughter. I want her to be able to wear it over another shirt while it's cool out, and to wear it as a tank top when it's hotter. But I just can't get any sort of straps to look right. They stretch or roll or just look icky. Oh, and I'm almost out of yellow.

Here's a closer view of the top section. The stripes are really welts. After showing this to some friends and talking it over, I think I'm going to try edging the armholes with I-cord, and then running the I-cord up over the arm as a strap. (Q for self -- how am I going to lengthen this when necessary? Make it long & tie it in a bow? What are the chances that would stay tied?) Then I can add a couple more I-cords in other colors so it looks like the welts.

So that's where it's at today here at Chez Wool. Oh, and the problem with pictures seems to be a Blogger-Mozilla issue; still can't do this through Firefox but IE seems to be working fine. Pesky.


Rosemary said...

Such a cute top! Hope you get the straps worked out.

mikelynn said...

Have you tried updating to the latest version of Firefox. I had some problems with blogger before, but now everything works fine.