Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Sock!

Hello, again!  And welcome to the new follower(s).  It's a gloomy, dreary day here today.  Perfect for staying indoors and settling in with your favorite movie and needlework. 

And I now have a complete sock!  I can't begin to say how tickled I am that I knit an actual sock.  Which, by the way, fits nicely, too.  Unless it shrinks when I wash it, then it might end up a tinch too small, lol.  It has some techincal errors that I need to figure out how to fix on the next one.  I really enjoyed knitting it and it wasn't nearly as difficult as I always thought it might be.  Drum roll, please...

Now, I have never been the recipient of hand knit socks before, so I have no idea what they are supposed to feel like.  It's very comfortable, like I have nothing on.  Except when I put my shoe on, I felt every single purl stitch on the bottom of my foot and was trying to figure out if it was bad enough to call it pain.  I want to do the next pair in a smaller gauge, so I don't know if this will make the "problem" feel better or worse.  Maybe I have extra-tender feet? 

I did do about 5 minutes of stitching this week and finished Area 4 on An Open Heart.  Originally, I was hoping to get this one done by the end of the year, but I got a little distracted (see above).  Don't worry, the stitching bug will come back, I'm sure.  If I could figure out how to survive with no food, sleep or having to go to work, I could get so much more done, lol. 

An Open Heart

Happy Stitching!


  1. I've just recently got back into knitting and I'm feeling a bit obsessive now. I too want to try my hand (or foot) at knitting a pair of socks...yours looks lovely

  2. Thank you, leeni. I know about the obsessive thing, lol.