Spot the Difference (read that with a game show announce voice and cue the theme music!)
And many of you did which is great! I know this project isn't truly finished but I wanted to give my first sock a moment of glory.
Last week, I really put in an effort to start the heel flap and before I knew it I had a sock. Oh you have no idea the excitement of how awesome it felt to get that sock done. I started my sock on February 11th and really didn't work on it a ton because I had a case of Gotta-Cast-On-ITIS and have 5 projects going.
Anyway, something made me decide that I did enough ribbing. Which lead to the decision to just try this heel flap thingy and see how it goes.
|Heel Flap and Heel Turn!|
After the heel flap and the turn came the Gusset and really that brought out the engineer in me. I love how things work and until I was half way through the socks, I didn't get how the stitches worked out to make a sock. It truly is magical but now I look at all socks and mentally take them apart and put them back together.
|Notice I switched on to DPNs for the rest of the Sock|
Anyway, after all of the fun of heels and gussets were done I was left with stockinette rounds until I reached 8 inches from the back of the heel. I wear a size 10 and let me tell you I was yelling at my feet to get smaller as I did those rounds. As I was yelling at my feet, I knit 8.5 inches and suddenly realize the toe decreases were going to make the sock too big.
But I counted my stitches and gauged my work and realized if I doubled the decrease pattern I should be able to get the size I need and a good fit. So I set off and counted and prayed that this thing would work. I kept putting the sock on and measuring and praying some more but finally I got down to 12 stitches on my needles and tried it on and it was perfect. Now the grafting thing was tricky and I may not have done it right. Time will tell but I finished my first sock!
I admit that socks were kinda scary but after seeing other's comment on their own fear I figured what the heck and cast on the stitches I needed. I know for me if I want to do something, then nothing will stop me (really who needs sleep!).
I also realized that I didn't want to stop at this one sock and wanted to have a pair, I cast on the second sock on Monday and have all of my ribbing complete.
|Ribbing for the second sock|
The yarn is pooling a bit but they are my first socks and a learning experience so I don't mind. I think I should be able to get the second sock done this weekend and definitely done for next FO Friday.
|Just so you don't think it's an older picture!|
- Lego Baby Blanket started on 2/17/2012
- Karina Vest started on 2/18/2012 (for me)
- Gryffindor Scarf started on 3/1/2012
- Falling Water Scarf started on 2/23/2012 (for me)
- Gryffindor Beanie (goes with scarf gift)
- Gryffindor Mittens (goes with scarf and beanie gift)
- Susie Roger's Reading Mitts (for me)
- Hermione's Everyday Socks (for me)
Granted this doesn't include upcoming gifts that may pop up but what I want to do in the coming months. I think knowing what I want to work on next and having a plan of when I have to get some of this stuff done will keep me motivated through some of the repetitive knits and crocheting that I have to do.
How do you stay motivated?
Seeing other's finished objects help me to keep motivated so check out more at Tami's Amis