So, I thought since I am trying to become a Knitter instead of just a knitter I would venture out and try to do a pair of socks in another way. I decided that I would try toe up and picked a pattern out of the best sock pattern book I have ever used, Sensational Socks. I not only thought I would try a new way to make socks but also try cableing for the first time. Something simple, something that only has a four row repeat, nothing too much to handle you know what I mean?
Thursday, November 02, 2006
I started the toe on a Sunday afternoon and by Monday night I was almost done with the first sock. That was pretty fast but I was really enjoying making theses socks since I was using a regular Red Heart Worsted Weight yarn to do them. (didn't want to waste good yarn for a pair of socks I didn't even know if I would do right). Anyway, I took a good look at them before I started to bind them off. I liked the new pattern and the way the heel looked but still not totally convinced that I was a big fan of the toe up socks. The clincher for me when I started to bind off the needles. It was way too tight. So, I ripped it out and did it again in a manner that I thought had more give, sadly I was mistaken. I ripped it out again and this time pulled out my trusty crochet hook and really finished them loose. Now, I think they look like I just stretched them out so much that they won't go back to a normal shape.