Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sock it to me!

I finally finished Sock Number 1 this morning after two weeks (post frogging...I'm not counting the days it took me to get the cuff right). I have heard from other sock knitters that a 2mm guage is insanity, particularly for a first time sock knitter, but hey, I read the ball band and that's what it said to use. But I will use bigger guages in the future, at least, most of the time.

Actually, I'm liking the way non-knitters are looking at my socks and saying "wow, they look just like socks you buy at the store". With the tiny guage, it does look like that, and that's pretty cool.

To sum up quickly, because I'm pretty tired, the toe was a cinch...just decreases. Doing the kitchener stitch to graft the toe closed was another sock making anti-drama. I just did what it said to do in the Stitch and Bitch's Knitters handbook (including getting my environment very quiet and concentrating) and it went off without a hitch.

Here is my sock...complete with foot inserted:

I feel so darned CLEVER :)


Anonymous said...

Real NICE!! I have a real challenge for you...for Mothers Day
in the year 2010 (haha) I want a pair of "Toe Socks". Bet that would be fun! I take it you didn't use the Kool Aid dyed yarn, as I see lots of blue here. Can't wait to see something made from that!
Love Ya, MOM

Button said...

TOE socks? Are we going back to the 70's here? Anyway, I'll see what I can do, eventually.
My next sock project will be with the first batch of Koolaid dyed yarn. This is store bought yarn, but as I had never knitted a sock before, I thought I would get a handle on what I was doing before using the "good stuff". Love you!

Anonymous said...

Just kidding about the toe socks. I can still get them at Dollar Tree. SO anxious to see the Kool Aid Kid at work. Love, MOM