Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I love Mona's toe.

No, I don't have a foot fetish. But I have finished the first Embossed Leaves sock, which involves the sweetest little star-decrease toe that you ever did see. In case you haven't seen or knit this pattern, here's a view of the way the leaves blend nicely into that toe:

And here's a clear shot of the decrease pattern, as seen on the plain bottom of the sock:

At the local knitting-group night last week, I was telling Mona, who designed this pattern, that I was concerned about the socks fitting my long feet. Specifically, the pattern states that the Embossed Leaves will fit "women's U.S. shoe sizes 7 to 8½," and my shoe size is 9½ or 10. Mona did explain how to match up the leaves with the toe decreases in case I had to knit an extra half repeat for length, but she also had faith that my socks would fit without adding that length. I was doubtful, but she was right! So if you're a large-footed lady who has shied away from the Embossed Leaves Socks, I'm here to tell you to cast on. They'll fit. They'll look pretty tiny, but they'll probably fit.

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