Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Since Erica insisted so vehemently (and because I wanted to anyway) I chose a cable for the socks. This is what I got done at Knit Knite before I came up with another thing to be indecisive about (I swear this is so unlike me! Must be the cold medication!)

Now my question is (and forgive my graphics, I can't figure out the editing software on my computer to the level of sophistication I'd need for this):

A.Do I want to repeat the top two sections of the cable, so it would look like
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B.Do I want to repeat the center section, so it looks like
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or C. do I want to repeat the whole thing, so it would look like

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Please vote in the comments below. Please do not do what the gals at Knit Knite did last night and add further options when I was having a hard enough time deciding between the ones I already acknowledged.


I'm learning to use the Knitting Machine at AC Moore. The woman who used to demonstrate it suddenly stopped showing up and returning phone calls, so they need someone else to do it. I've used it a little, and I'll play with it some more today. It's interesting from a mechanical standpoint, but it's not knitting. It's sort of like saying "wow, your handwriting is beautiful" to someone who types. The finished product look like knitting, and may be lovely (although I've only used the horrible day-glo scratchy acryllic they provide with the machine) but it's not anything like the same process.

Nevertheless, it's playing with yarn, and that means the little money I'll earn for demonstrating the machine will go to the Norm Hall Wheel fund, so no complaints.


Blogger Liz said...

I think A would keep it interesting enough for the sock leg and not look out of proportion. B is my second choice. I think C would take too much length to get interesting.

I've heard much about knitting machines, but have never been near enough to one to use it. I've heard they are good for miles of stockinette stitch. :)

8:30 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

That cable looks great, Amie. Very nice yarn :)

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Liz on A


9:28 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

I waited and waited and finally this comment box opened. But I was determined to cast my ballot. Version A, all the way. Don't you love Jen's sock yarn?

11:25 AM  
Blogger purlewe said...

ooh. I hate to go against the grain (esp when Larry is voting) but I like c. but you don't like long socks.. do you?? then A

11:27 AM  
Blogger erica said...

I have to agree with Liz on A. It took me a bit to figure it out, but A would look great. And you can only repeat it three times, including the one time you have now and be done with it.

Very cool so far. I think my next pair of socks needs to be interesting like these. :)


11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My vote is for C. Unless you are looking for a shorter sock, then A would be my choice.
Enjoy, and feel better, soon.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Jensgalore said...

My sister bought a knitting machine, and now she calls me all the time bragging about all the things she has made and I hate her, yes, I do. I am a slow knitter, a very, very slow knitter. :P

7:37 PM  
Blogger Elayne said...

I'm going to be the odd one so far by picking B. My inner eye is telling me that the side cables should be the ones the continue up the leg. The center cable doesn't have to...but that's another option and a no-no ;)

8:19 PM  
Blogger vi said...

I am no help at all Amie, as I was thinking 'which one is the shamrock?'

8:40 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

i would go for b. i like the thought of a medallion type thingie in the front. just me, though

10:33 PM  

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