The Great Pom Pom Debate of '07
Opinions were strongly divided on the matter of pom poms.
There were many who were adamantly anti-pom pom, and an equal number who embraced the fun of it all. As a few of you wisely pointed out they do have a function. They keep your socks from slipping into your shoes.
So I tried it out. I stuck one pom pom to one ped. Cute, no?
The trouble that we have to face as knitters is this; our pom poms are not so durable. Think about it. You place your lovingly crafted pom pom on the back of your foot and it gets kicked, it gets bumped, it gets rubbed against the back of your shoe. This is no cushy, top a of hat sort of affair. No, our socks take a lot of abuse. I fear the hand made pom pom on the back of a sock is not long for this world. You remember how it was when you were a kid. Did your pom poms last long on your store bought peds? This little gem will be removed, despite its undeniable resemblance to my sweet bunny's tail. Pom poms, I'm afraid fair better on hats.
Good bye little pom pom.
It is a harsh world, where only the strong survive.
I am offering the pattern below.
I named these socks for the famous golf course where the Masters tournament is played. (Yes, I know I'm on a golf kick lately.) The color of the yarn contrasted with the coral cuff remind me of the beautiful fairways accented by gloriously blooming azaleas that Augusta National is known for.
Augusta is knit toe up.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock; 80% Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon; 215 yards/skien; main color #207 Envy, 2 skeins; contrast color Poppy, #3919, 1 skein
Needles: US#0 or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 9 st. = 1" in stockinette
Size: 7" at ball of foot and ankle, they stretch to fit my 9" wide foot and 8.75" ankle. DD#2 is modeling the socks in the photos, her foot and ankle are considerably narrower than mine.
Pom poms or not, it is your choice. . .
I will e-mail a PDF file of the pattern when Pay Pal notifies me of payment.