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Sock and awe

First sock on my foot

Yes! I’ve actually started a sock!!!! I’m using Wendy Johnson‘s Generic Toe-up pattern with Paton’s Kroy yarn and Pony 2.75 mm dpns (set of 4). The reason I’m showing it here is because I don’t know if I will ever finish it. It is a bit loose on my foot, apparently I should have cast on 56 stitches, not 64 for my foot size. But I’m thrilled to see it looking like a sock. Also, the pattern calls for 5 dpns and I’m fudging it by cramming half the stitches on one instead of two dpns.

I’m always in awe of the sockknitters who seem to borrow a toe from here, a heel from there, a stitch pattern from elsewhere and a yarn at random and then magically produce beautiful, perfectly fitting masterpieces. Amazing. And as someone I know would say, “Awwwwwwwesommmmmme”!

Being of uncertain fate, here are a few more pictures of the selfsame sock:
First sock different angle

First sock

Enjoy them, you may never see the finished product!

4 thoughts on “Sock and awe

  1. Looks great! Too bad it’s too big. Well, if you rip and start over with fewer stitches, it’ll take less time to get to the same point. 😉

  2. It’s looking good ! Too bad that it’s a bit big for you. Maybe someone with bigger feet will get a nice warm gift from you ! 🙂

  3. It is indeed looking good!

    Would love to see the finished sock…..and as Yasmin said it can always be a gift to someone!

  4. Wonderful! Keep at it, you’ll be adapting patterns before you know it. And I also use 3 dpns and the fourth to knit around.

    Who was playing saanp-seedi!!!

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