Sunday, June 27, 2010

For TAO art my Beloved - Beta 1.4

You know that first giddy part of being in love? When everything they do is wonderful, exciting,funny, etc etc? Well, after this many years I know Really Know TAOs feet. (weird). The quest for a great fitting sock has been more odd than all those foot rubs and pedicures ever were. And I may have finally tweaked the base pattern to "Just Right".

I started with Wendy D. Johnson's Gusset Heel sock. I knit the toe and foot of each sock identically, but used different stitch math for the gusset/heel. Knitting a tiny coloured rubberband into each sock to tell the difference between them & taking copious notes. Sent them home with directions- directions for wear, fitting questions, shoes, etc. Found out which sock was the preferred fit, confiscated the pair and ripped the bluebanded one back to the midpoint, reknitting to the whitebanded one's specs.

If these are IT, I will finally have a reliable base pattern for TAO. Shame it's got to be on Zeros.

And again, pardon the weirdly hued photo. The laptop was repaired (I think) but -despite the fact that the authentication code is stamped on the bottom - was shipped back without an Operating System. Because, you know, people 1100 miles from home, travel with backups of their Operating systems on disc and the place to have it fixed is an hour away but I'm on call for 22 days and have to be within 25 minutes of the ER. So, I don't think I'll stop grinding my teeth anytime soon.


ChelleC said...

Those socks look like wonderful "guy" socks. Great job, I bet he loves them. What is the yarn? It looks very soft.

Call me on my cell BTW in the airport this week, same number. I lost my phone the other day and had to get out an old, old one for a replacement.

tina said...

pause:::: Did you say ZEROES? Yes, tis a shame indeed. Wonderful intention- wonderful socks---- big applause from here!!!