July 28, 2005
Sometimes you get force-fed a lil' crazy
Oh yes. Yes, yes, yes! Do not adjust your monitors. That's a photo of Falcon brand tissue culture dishes on my knitting blog.
See, it's all about Paula and the socks I'm knitting for her. Even though I can't show you the socks, there is enough insanity in my knitting to blog about them.
Paula's feet measure 7.5" around, and mine measure 8.75" around, which is a big difference! I mean, I have tried on the socks I'm knitting for her without any permanent damage to the knit fabric, but my feet are so different, I don't have a good sense of how long the leg is, when it's time to start the heel, etc.
I went scrounging around for something, anything that measures 7.5" around. My drinking glasses, diet Pepsi cans, even a scrap piece of Plexiglas I had lying around - all the wrong circumference.
But lookie what we've got here!
EUREKA!!! There was some frantic taping following the discovery, which led to this thing:
It's a mock-up of Paula's foot! I dressed it up in a regular sock so that the handknit fabric doesn't get caught on any edges. Then I made it try on my Pretty Comfy Socks. Now I know that on Paula's feet, the leg of these socks would be 6" long, and that they would be... a little loose. I can take the same measurement on the socks I'm currently knitting for her.
And if the socks don't fit after coming up with this contraption, I'm just going to sigh and hide in a corner ;).