Friday, July 6, 2007

1st Sock Finished, but....

I used the February STR club yarn for my pal; the colors are perfect as is the weight of the yarn. I'm using the Waffle Rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. Here's the finished first sock:

Do you see the problem? The colors are striping beautifully on the cuff and the foot. I don't even mind the way it's pooling on the gusset. But look at the big chunk of grey on the front.

I need some opinions; would you frog back and do an afterthought heel in order to keep the striping, or would you leave it as is? If you were my pal, would you mind the blob of color on the front? It's still early enough that I could rip and reknit.

What would you do?

Julie

6 comments:

kara said...

Personally I don't mind the pooling a bit - I think it gives the socks a bit of character (not that they didn't have it already, but y'know... a bit more character).

I'd leave it if it was me, but that's because I'm a slow knitter and still don't have my first sock done. :)

Sandykins57 said...

Such is the fate of self-striping yarn. I really think that it looks good the way it is.

tonni said...

I like it! DO not worry about pooling :)

Sockapalooza4pal said...

Love the colorway! Your sock pal is lucky getting STR socks. I wouldn't worry about the pooling - I think it is in an inconspicuous site because your foot bends there anyway...

Isobel said...

I think it looks great - I agree such is the fate - leave it your sock pal will love them - remember like people socks are allowed to be individual.

katie o. said...

The sock looks fabulous-DO NOT RIP IT! :0)