This week I've been working on a new pair of socks. La Mancha Giants is a free pattern on Ravelry that I think is really pretty and since fair isle is the challenge for July in the Sock Knitters Anonymous group, I decided to give it a go. As you can see, I've knit about half the leg on the first sock. I've never done a fair isle sock but I do know that you probably want to go up a needle size from what you normally would and not to tug the yarn; the looser the better. The problem I'm running into now is that even though I'm only halfway through the leg, I tried it on and I can't get it over my heel. Too tight. I measured my gauge and it's right on.
I'm generally from the school of better-to-reknit-than-not-fit but I'm wondering if my monstrous, swollen, bread loaf feet have anything to do with it. I spent some time blocking these this morning (they still don't fit) so I'm left with few options. Right now I'm thinking of frogging and reknitting from the toe up that way I can try them on (most likely in the morning, pre-swelling) as I go. And I might go up a needle size as well. Or should I just plug along assuming they will eventually fit sometime in January? Any thoughts?