So! It’s not that the sock is too small, it’s that needles – even bamboo needles – are really inflexible, and don’t care to bend over my instep. I knitted a little further out of frustration, then sorted the stitches out onto five needles, instead of three, and tried again. And here it is! The Pomatomus sock, finally on my foot! I could not be more pleased that I don’t have to rip back and begin again.
Times like this, I wish I didn’t have such long feet. I wear a 10.5 (ladies US) or 42 (European) and I am rather jealous of sock knitters with small feet! That’s okay – I’m in the home stretch now. Just a few inches, and a second sock, to go!
What’s the best way to take pictures of one’s own feet? This was the only good picture I could get. I tried various angles, but either my ankle disappeared, or the stitch pattern didn’t show up well, or my foot looked gigantic (wait, my foot is gigantic) or it was unflattering in one way or another. Perhaps when the pair of socks is done, Pirate-Husband will assist with the taking of pictures.