June 24, 2005
Some Maths is beyond me!
Wha? Oh my God, I can't believe I'm being sucked into the poor grammar running around on the Internets. You'd think my linguistics degree should be revoked!
Here's a math problem that's giving me a headache: if my feet are 8 3/4" around, and also 8 3/4" long, and my Secret Sock Pal's feet are 8" around and 9 1/2" long (note: sizing has been changed slightly to protect the pal's identity), how should his/her socks fit me? Should they be a little too big on me because the recipient's feet are longer? Or should they fit me like a glove because my feet are slightly wider? Notice that there's 3/4" difference in both measurements, but in opposite directions!
This is what the socks are looking like now:
If these were for me, I would make them about 1/2" shorter - they would stop where I stuck in that pin. But they are for my pal. I've certainly got thoughts on the subject, but what do you think? I'm not grafting the toe until I hear what you've got to say.
And while we're at it, since you're here and still reading (presumably), here's a much more clear shot of the column of slipped stitches which separates the instep from the sole:
If I only had an abacus... sigh... I bet I'd be able to figure out this Maths. Hehe ;).