Yes, they strike fear in the hearts of many new knitters but I have found the more that you want to do something the easier it is to keep going. Seriously, just jump in with both feet because in knitting what's the worst that could happen? Frogging? Tinking? I think that is a little price to pay for learning a new skill.
So, I busted my fingers and focused on getting that second sock done. I presented my first sock last week and I wanted to get the other sock done for this week. I also wanted to avoid the single sock-itis that could happen so I pushed forth and started the second sock.
While working on the cuff, I noticed a bit of pooling and was slightly disappointed. Really though they are socks and the cuff will be under my jeans so there is no use in worrying about it.
I kept going and before I knew it I was at a finished sock. I meant to take more pictures but really I just wanted to get the darn thing done.
|Voila! The Second Sock|
You may notice that the coloring is a bit darker.
|Sock #1 is on the right and Sock #2 is on the left|
In general, I am so pleased with the result and the pattern was super easy to follow along with. Though I made some modifications to suit my tastes a bit.
- I only made the cuff 3.5 inches. I have larger calfs and was worried the longer cuff wouldn't fit
- I did twice the decreases at the toe to get a more gradual decrease rather than the stated one. I have wide feet and felt the fit would be better this way.
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Patten - Silver's Sock Class
Needles - Size 2/2.75 mm with 9 inch cables and Size 2/2.75 mm double needles
Yarn - Shalimar Yarns, Breathless in Tequila Sunrise (I still have about 44 grams of yarn left)
Duration - Little more than 1 month. Sock 2 took 1 week, which is more representative of how long I spent on each one.