Saturday, July 01, 2006

Another Oriel

I got inspired by the earlier post about an Oriel sock in multi-colored yarn and thought I'd give it a try myself. I think the other poster's yarn choice is going to be more successful than this mine, because hers was higher contrast. Even though that's counterintuitive for lace, it really worked for her sock! But I'm hoping that mine will turn out all right as well. :)

I've tried the sock on my arm just to see what the lace looks like stretched out. I'm a little nonplussed at how bumpy it is. Do you think this will even and flatten out once I've worn them and washed them the first time? I really don't want to have to buy or make sock blockers unless it's necessary. These are my first lace socks, so I wasn't sure what people normally did for this. Thanks!


Alison said...

Try it on your leg; it should probably stretch out a little more. It really should be okay without the blockers.

laughingrat said...

Thanks Alison! I will not worry then. Unfortunately, this particular sock is kaput, through series of idiotic mishaps. I want to go back to it, though. I have some beautiful handspun, brown sock yarn that might do really well in a sturdy lace pattern, so I will consider re-starting with with that.