September 09, 2013

Cascading Down

I have a freebie tracker utility on this blog (you can see it; it’s in the left column at the bottom) that shows the location of people who visit the blog. Lest you worry about its big-brotherishness, it’s vague. For example, it frequently tells me someone from “the United States” has swung by. On a really good day, it tells me the state. Despite this, I do check it on occasion and recently saw indicators telling me of one reader from Vlaardingen, Zuid Holland, and another from Limoges, Limousin. I cannot tell you how much this tickles me. But now I’m eaten up with curiousity. Who are you? If you swing by again, can you leave a “hallo” and a “bon jour?”

Despite the recent danger of my getting sucked into the swirling vortex of Second Sock Syndrome, I buckled down and finished all three pairs and, with a clear conscience, moved onto my next knitting adventure. I have a healthy collection of Cascade 220 leftovers that have been burning a hole in my stash for years. I’ve tried to use it but have frogged every attempt because I had too much of one color, too little of another, and lost patience quickly. The solution? A kitchen scale. I was able to determine exactly how much of each color I had and, more importantly, how many grams it takes to knit 1” (4 grams on size 3 or 4, if you’re curious). Armed with this inarguably scientific info, I knit Sock One of what I named the “Cascading Down” socks:


Now, Dear Readers, it's time for a vote. (Side note: I just remembered that the last time I put a vote on the blog, you helped me name my car!)

What should I do with Sock Two? free polls 
Posted by Ryan at September 9, 2013 03:46 PM

I have a facebook friend who lives in Limoges (and spends all his days posting pictures, baking things, and doing stuff that makes me BURN with jealousy).

Posted by: Carrie on September 10, 2013 08:36 AM

I'm glad to see your readers are just a little warped. Who needs matching socks, anyways?

Posted by: Mary deB on September 10, 2013 05:03 PM

As much as I strive to make my own socks identical, matchy-matchy twins, yours cry out for a reorganization of the toe/heel/stripes colors. btw, I love them :-) Also, I see no tracker utility in the left column, bottom or anywhere above. Are you sure you have one? Are you sure you didn't dream you had readers in Limoges and Timbuktu? I have a similar but more robust tracker -- ClusterMaps. You may want to investigate it.

Posted by: kmkat on September 11, 2013 09:43 AM

I live in Florida!

That said, I voted for mismatching socks, but it does depend if you're the wearer or not. If you're giving them away, it might make some people twitch to have mismatched feet. If they're for you...more colors seems right up your alley!

Posted by: Stardancer on September 17, 2013 09:25 AM
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