There is a problem with the Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks that has nothing to do with the pattern and everything to do with size. sigh...
The pattern calls for size US3 needles for the top 3 inches of the cuff for calf-shaping and size US2 for the rest of the sock. I didn't like my gauge in US3 so I went with US2 for the top and US1 for the rest. This combination has created a good sock fabric much to my liking.
The sock fits me perfectly across the foot (ignoring the fact that the toe would be too long and I'd have to rip back a bit, no biggie). But the top of the cuff is way too wide for my leg and would be slouchy. Who likes slouchy socks?
A. Finish up Sock #2 as is and make Dan wear them anyway.
B. Finish up Sock #2 as is and donate the pair.
C. Complete both socks for my foot length and ignore the slouchy top.
D. Frog. Re-wind. Re-start. (For Dan)
Please voice your opinion on my new poll in the side bar. I am immobilized on this project until I hear from a critical mass of you!
Another "gift" left on the digital camera this morning before Dan left for work. Uh...thanks, Sweetie. :)
This is the man who thought that photo #2 (the darker one, without the flash) was "the perfect shot." Hmm. Maybe morning photography isn't his bag?