Friday, February 08, 2008

if it ain't broke...

I am making steady progress on my Rushing Rivulet socks. I will be starting the cuff after just a few more inches. I'm still pondering the picot hem as recommended in the pattern.
Naturally, I haven't worn these socks yet, though I have tried them on. They seem like they will fit, but the real proof will come in the wearing. At this point in time, I'm not completely sold on the Bordhi architectures for my socks. It worked really well for my son's socks, however I'm not convinced I need this custom shaping. These socks include increases through two-thirds of the foot! First of all, it uses a whole lotta yarn. Secondly, do I really need those generous increases? My actual foot is still getting smaller while the sock is getting larger. It makes one seriously chunky heel! I have been comparing these socks to my other socks. In the photograph below, you can see a pair of socks with a short-row heel layered atop a pair of socks with a "traditional" heel, on top of the Bordhi socks. Do I really need that much heel? My socks made with much smaller heel acreage all fit me quite nicely.

As I said above, the proof will be in the wearing, so all this pondering is purely academic at this point. In the meantime, I continue to wonder... if it ain't broke, why are we fixing it?


Angela said...

Aww. Where's your sense of adventure? of broadened horizons? of American ingenuity? of frogging yourself comatose??

I love the yarn. I love the rivulets. I'm baffled by the shape. My mind is trying to tell me it's just not stretched out over your foot, etc, but that doesn't really jive with the comparison photo. I'm anxious to see them on yer footies.

And since you're not logged in: red leaf lettuce, teriyaki salmon, grape tomatoes, mandarin oranges, walnuts, no dressing. /Still/ pining for my bleu cheese crumbles.

ecilfp, baybeeeee!

Knitika said...

So you're suggesting that if I were an American, I'd love bulbous heels? eh?

Organic salad blend, a chopped hard boiled egg, cubed Tillamook sharp cheddar, and balsamic vinaigrette. You win. If I had grape tomatoes and avocado I'd win. Nyah.

Oh, and thanks. I love the yarn and love the rivulets, too. Yum!

Angela said...

All those pooooor little cheddars dying for your tasty salad *sniff*

bxhyhgb! (g'head! say it proud, say it loud!)