Sunday, April 8, 2007

Dilemma....

Here we have a pair of socks OTN, for DH (of the big, wide feet.....). I'm up to starting the gusset flap. It will be under the foot, since these are toe-up. The yarn is Lang Jawoll color, and its striping up in a way you would never expect looking at the ball. It came with these cute little spools of reinforcement that are dyed to exactly match the stripes. As you can see, I didn't realize it and didn't bother to line it all up when I did the toes -- hence the shadows of colors. And thats the real dilemma now. How should I proceed with the gusset?

What would you do? Would you bother to line up the matching reinforcement that Lang included? Or would you just add it and go?

All opinions welcome!


Of course, I also didn't bother to line up the start points on the socks either....

4 comments:

AlisonH said...

Oh, those are cool!

Karen said...

Seeing the kind of work you do- the shawls are spectacular- I think you would have a preference concerning the reinforcement coloring.

The socks as they are, coordinating but not perfectly matching. Aligning the reinforcement colors will continue the visual effect. Random colorway addition will add another variable and you might really like it or you might not. Good luck deciding!

Karen

Jennifer said...

I could go either way. I'd probably line it up - but it doesn't look bad not lined up. I have yarn for socks that I don't know whether it will stripe or not. I'm sure it wouldn't occur to me to find the right spot in the yarn pattern to line up a completely matching pair of socks.

Anonymous said...

Just go for it. I think that is half the fun of knitting.