It is an efficient use of material. If you were worried about tool, nanoseeum from thru-hiker would just about double the weight. But even then it is less than the lightest commercial produced sock I could find before I started this whole SUL trip.
Tough call on which of the type of netting is best. Just to recap what has already been discussed elsewhere.
Tulle - approx .28 oz/yd, $1.99/yd @ Joann. Cost for 7yds = $13.98
Nanoseeum - .7 oz/yd, $7.18/yd @ Thru-hiker. Cost for 7yds = $50.26 + shipping
(250% heavier, 360.8% more expensive)
Noseeum (Gray) - .96 oz/yd, $2.95 @ RockyWoods. Cost for 7yds = $20.65 + shipping
(342.86% heavier, 148.24% more expensive)
...just wanted to thank skilled craftsman Papa Smurf -- and SGT Rock/JustJeff design gurus -- for two spectacular socks i just got in the mail. A tulle bug net, and a Momentum Ripstop winter sock of the same sock design as the bug net. The final weight on the BugSock = 1.87 oz. The final weight on the WinterSock = 6.52 oz. Pretty sweet!!! Thanks Thanks Thanks to all! Oh, and what an amazing Forum this is to inspire never-ending design and development!
Looks great, let me know if you start selling them would love to get one for my speer..