Sock Slog

I’m still slogging though the second sock of a pair that I started back in September.  Ugh.  I have a horrible case of “second sock syndrome.”

I had put this project down for a while, and I had been thinking about it.  And it would come to mind again.  So, I started working on it again.

I think the reason why I stopped knitting this sock was that I’m getting fed up with slippy teeny tiny needles.  The are metal, and I am not a fan of metal DPN’s, but it’s what I could find in the size.  That’s ok, I’ll deal.  I already knit one sock with them!  The nice thing is, the more I knit the gusset, the fewer stitches there will be on to of the three needles, and therefore less likely to find their way of slipping of the needle.

I believe that if I take this sock slog a few rows at a time, I’ll be ok.  I don’t want to get overwhelmed and frustrated.  That is never fun, and knitting is supposed to be fun, right?

I haven’t forgotten about this sock.  I just set it aside.  Now, it’s time to finish it.

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Purple Socks, Pt. 2: Knitting The Gusset

Since my last post about these socks, the first sock has come along quite a bit!

I’m currently working on knitting the gusset of the sock.  I have to admit, I find knitting the gusset the most tedious part of sock knitting.  It’s just me. I just want to get on to the foot and toe and be done with it.

Still, I am having a nice time knitting this sock, and I’m almost done with the gusset, anyway.  And following the pattern on the second needle is simpler than it looked at first.  The pattern has mostly been a nice, relaxing pattern.

I have a few more notes about my latest update on the Ravelry page for my purple socks.

In other crafty news, I ran out of yarn on the scarf project I work on at work during breaks, but I did have a tatting shuttle and thread in my bag, so I decided to tat a little bit.  I don’t know much about tatting, but I did figure out how to tat a chain.  I guess you can learn a lot of your lunch break!

Purple Socks: Casting on

I cast on my socks last night!  Yay!  I had forgotten how much it takes to knit with tiny yarn on tiny needles.  I’m telling myself that I should enjoy the process of knitting socks, but still look forward to the outcome, which isn’t probably going to be for about a month or so.

If you care to see the details and follow the progress of my socks, you may do so on Ravelry.

The photo above doesn’t do it justice, but I love the stitch definition in the Stroll yarn I’m using from KnitPicks.  It’s really quite nice.

It feels good to knit something other than scarves now, too.  I do love knitting them for charity, but it’s nice to take a break from them and knit something for myself.  And these socks are definitely for me!

So, my sock itch is on its way to being scratched.