6.17.2008

One down, one to go



I did it! I finished a sock (which at the moment, technically makes it a stocking).
I am learning that while I love sock yarn and I love hand knit socks, I am not a sock knitter. I wish I were though and maybe it will happen someday, but this isn't the day. This was such an easy pattern/recipe to use and if it weren't for the straight stockinette I don't know if I could have made it. It went much quicker than I expected and was less painful than I had anticipated.
The thing I love about knitting socks is the heel. I think it's because its still new to me and I am amazed at how it works. The thing I don't much like about sock knitting is now I have to do it again. Fortunately, I have Diane (at Mackville Road) knitting along with me providing the motivation I definitely need. Even though I worry about second sock syndrome, I know I will finish because I am excited about having a pair of socks that I made.

3 comments:

  1. This is so even and nice. My one and only sock was finished for about two years and then I gave it to my mother to do the other one.

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  2. Thank you. Well my first attempt at socks about did me in. I was almost to the toe and frogged the entire thing and now that yarn sits and awaits its destiny.

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  3. Here I am! Your motivation personified! Go go go! This sock is gorgeous. Wait'll you see mine. If you wanted, you could wait for me to catch up. I'm still decreasing after the heel... looking toward the tube... *sigh* Yours is so smooth and even.

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