Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Finished Socks

So here are the socks finally completed. I got the heel turned & the gusset stitches picked up as well as began working on the foot of the sock before I realized that my sock was too big & not correctly formed. Painfully, I frogged both of the socks in an effort to begin afresh & anew.

In the meantime, I asked around on Ravelry & was able to get some excellent guidance. I don't know where I'd be without that site! The people on there were a tremendous help.

After a few days of negotiating with myself on whether or not to start back up with the socks, I finally buckled under Luke's persistent begging. While they are by no means perfect or even pretty, they are done! I'm proud of myself for figuring it out & sticking with it. They were extremely stressful & I'm glad to have them off my queue of things to do. And now I can move on to other new things!

1 comment:

Jeannine said...

wow! I cannot believe that Luke wanted socks so badly, first of all...That is unbelievable! Anyhow, you did great and you cannot tell these are your first socks. Now that you know about the construction of them, you are a "pro"! I like the color! Isn't Ravelry the best? I am so "green" and know nothing compared to those ladies and they are soooo helpful!