[I took down yesterday’s drive-by post because I want this blog to be better than that. Besides, I’m sure you guys won’t be too upset about my replacing a Sock It To Me Thursday with a FO Friday 😉 ]
I am honored to be part of such a fierce group of newbie sock knitters. We few, proud adventurers braved a crazy week and still rocked our socks. I’m not kidding, there were big moves, important social events and over all crazy of this past week but Hannah and Paula weren’t phased one bit, so go check out their socks 🙂
Some one else that has some cool socks going on is Lenore from Felt Buddies (and stuff), who is by no means a sock knitter *cough*except that she’s knit more socks than I have *cough*. She’s expressed interest in doing a live knit/knit group thing via Google hangouts. Is anyone else game? I think it might be a fun coming out party of sorts for her 😉 or at the very least a chance for us to try to get her to come to the dark side: heel flap socks. Let me know your thoughts.
On to the socks!
At some point during this second sock, I stopped feeling self conscious about it taking as long as it was. I was enjoying myself so immensely that finishing up the Kitchener stitch and the sadness that came with it caught me completely by surprise. I think The Spouse was confused by the lack of victory dance, if not a bit spooked.
This is one of those situations where my hands have more sense than my head. I tried on the socks and while the right was super comfy, the left – which had the exact same number of stitches and rows – felt really snug around my toes. I got out the ruler and sure enough, I was missing about 1.5 cm and I happily -and very carefully went about taking out the Kitchener stitch.
About an hour ago (stitches were dropped, counting and now measuring had to happen) I finished the Kitchener stitch once more and then tried them on again. They fit perfectly and though I’m still a bit sad, I feel wonderful. I did it! I read a pattern, I understand it and for the most part followed it to get my first pair of knit socks!!! I think I might be a sock knitter after all 😀
As I mentioned above, I really enjoyed this pattern and was thinking about writing up a review/stuff I learned kind of thing on the Nice Ribbed Socks. I should also give a shout out to Glenna C, who’s post So you’ve discovered sock knitting gave me the final push and the pattern for this first adventure. After having checked out some other free patterns, I have to say that I owe a her a huge debt. This pattern is so well written that the only way to mess this up was to light the yarn on fire. I’ll update the Sock It To Me Thursday Saga when I have a bit more bandwidth and after I get to the Liebster Awards I’ve been honored with – and yes The Mood Scarf update. Life just needs to stop getting in the way of my knitting and blogging.
Now on to the pictures!
Now to move this project from the UFO’s page to the Sock It To Me Thursday page in the Sagas 🙂
So, what should I try next? I’m debating between after thought heeled socks of short row heel socks but I’m also open to suggestions.