Okay, I promised last time that I would deliver photographic evidence of the progress that has been made on the new/redo/improved sock. Here it is.
Modeled here by GP’s hands, the sock in the left is the first version, the one that didn’t stretch and would eventually have led to Aunt J losing all blood flow to her foot and having to cut the sock off with scissors. It barely fit over GP’s hand. Ha.
The sock on the right is the new version, Ann Budd’s Mock Wave Cable Socks from Favorite Socks. It’s hard to tell without actually reading the pattern or being a knitter yourself, but there is a row of 2X2 ribbing between each of the wavy cable-type pieces. Those bits of ribbing make this sock soooooo much more stretchy that it fits over GP’s hand and over my own foot.
I have started the second sock, and should be done in time to deliver it to Aunt J over Christmas. This project seems to have taken forever, and I’ll be proud to have worked out all the kinks and delivered a quality project.