finished second sock

My foot was getting tired of waiting…

first sock

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.

first socks

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).

close up of first socks

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).