Ah, you're following a famous example..Sir Clough Williams Ellis (the architect behind Portmeirion's Home for Retired Buildings) used to wear knee length hand knitted yellow socks with the foot knitted separately and sewn on...then his wife only knitted new feet regularly
||Sensible thing to do I feel. Sometimes I wonder about splicing on an extra round of stitches during the knitting and doing a double foot?|
||Some people hold sewing thread along with the yarn on the heels and toes to improve wear. I can’t wear them, so I don’t know if it helps much.|
||May be I'll try that on the next pair.|
||Nice socks. I knitted some once for Mrs C. I found them very hard to do.|
||It's getting the pattern repeats to match up that's the proper nuisance!|
||I would like to volunteer to take the place of the sock "rejecter" in your family, frewen, are there any preconditions? I did have a pair when I was a child with 3 different colours, "re-footed" twice, just not as high up the second time!|
If I get a second during this course I'll get some stitches on some needles.
This time last year I had completed 6 pairs of socks, I'm not even down the cuffs of the first pair this year. All this studying going on!
||I do socks as relaxation as they aren't too difficult for most of the time.|