Wednesday, October 29, 2008
My First Sock
It has been a while since I posted anything and that is due to my endeavors at sock making! I have been so anxious to try it, and the perfect excuse came to me in the form of my mother. She wanted my sister to buy socks for the grandkids as a stocking stuffer for Christmas. My loverly sister suggested we might make them instead. Yes!!! A wonderful opportunity to spend moolah!! Out I went and bought yarn and needles and I was off!! Oh, except I had the hardest time thereafter finding a pattern. Everything I looked at suggested a certain yarn and certain needle size for the baby sock, but then just said to go up a few sizes in needle for the toddler sock. Well, I had already bought the smaller sized needles, and was not about to go out and buy some more! Again, my wonderful sister saves the day by recommending I go to a blog that features pattern calculators. Here is the link to the website.
The calculator was a great help, but it took knitting my first sock to see that the toe recommendations might not be ideal for an infant's or toddler's sock. Aso, I completely butchered the Kitchener stitch, which you can see below. That probably was the part that took me the longest to get the hang of. By my third sock I had finally managed to make it look halfway decent.
So, my first sock was a complete failure in one sense, but at least I learned how to make them.