finished second sock
My foot was getting tired of waiting…
I have a different second sock syndrome from every one else (or so it seems at the moment).
I knit the first piece perfectly. It fits well. It looks nice. SSK’s are doing what they should be.
And then I knit sock #2.
Pattern based on: The Knitter’s Handy Book of Pattern: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges by Budd, Ann
Modifications: misread instructions on sock#1 and knit leg with same number of rows as cuff (18 each)
Needles: 3-8 US3’s (i ended with 6 which means I haven’t lost them all yet) and a size D crochet hook
Yarn: Bernat sox in color 40713 Hot Tamale purchased from PS Fabrics and Yarn
Knots: many, but it’s probably me.
There is a reason I’m hiding the toe. I feel guilty for not caring enough to rip this out but i have yarn in a much prettier colourway begging for me to knit it. I need to figure out what i’m going to do with the 2 remaining balls (and small ball) I have still of this hideous colour. I’m thinking gloves/mittens/lightweight things of that sort. (I do like serious mittens too, but lightweight have their purposes).
Now to decide how I’m going to knit the next pair. I have some sock books on eventual hold at the library. We’ll see. Am I able to knit jaywalkers? Can I convert them to my small foot size? Only time will tell.
Uhm, let’s just say my mum’s day tote did NOT felt as expected. I do see what was done wrong but I just wasted $15 worth of wool. I’m trying to figure out if I can cut and sew and salvage, but then my mum would win the story of “well, isn’t felt not strong?” (those 40¢ sheets aren’t mum, knitted felt seems pretty darn strong to me).