sockSo, my first sock is finished.

But there’s definitely something strange about it.

Mind you, given the number of mistakes I made I’m not surprised.

I had been worried about turning the heel, but that went fine (in comparison).

toeIt was the grafting that proved impossible. This, here is my third attempt.

It looks dreadful.

But, as it is not actually uncomfortable to wear I have decided to leave it be for the sake of my sanity.

Now I suppose I’d better cast on the second sock before I lose my nerve…

And Dad was really chuffed with all your kind comments- a big thank you to everyone that visited him!


8 Responses to “Sock”

  1. Ali Says:
    January 29th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Love the stripes! And as a veteran of only one pair of socks, I can thoroughly recommend this grafting tutorial:

    Scroll down to the finishing/kitchener stitich video.

  2. hazeljoy Says:
    January 29th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    them’s good your sock

  3. Dad Says:
    January 29th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Nice sock Janet. For a moment there I thought you were knitting a sock for Henry!
    Thanks for all your visitors visiting my blog. It increased my ‘hit rate’ to 800%.

  4. lyn Says:
    January 29th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    I’m with you on the sock confusion sister.
    I left my first one as it was too, the second was definitely better(ish).
    Damn you Kitchener stitch.
    : )

  5. mom2fur Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Being that the extent of my knitting is the occasional very simple scarf…I’m more of a crocheter…I think your striped sock is awesome!

  6. Ulla Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    The fact that you even started to knit a pair of socks, is enough to impress me!!
    I CAN’T knit socks at all – My husband would become so happy if I was able to make him some…..but,no! 🙁

    I think you did a wonderful job!!! :0)

  7. monica Says:
    February 5th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    hey do you know that if you keep decreasing to about 6 or 8 stitches… you just fasten off and then thread the left over yarn through the stitches and pull tight…. voila’

    one finished sock, it looks great, doesn’t hurt… and not grafting.

  8. lucy Says:
    February 5th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Oh how I hate grafting toes, I have yet to have it look right. But I do like knitting socks, so I persist. I love these stripe-y colors you’ve used, no one will notice the toes :o)

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