Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday: The 6 month old Beginner's Toe Up Socks

So... I kinda started these socks back in September of 2010 as part of a knit along.  Then, well... real life hit and I kind of lost track of the whole "knitting along" concept.  Oh well!  Honestly I'm really not a sock knitter to begin with.  Of the two pairs of socks I have attempted to make in 3 years, I've only completed one sock!  It was knit from the top down and I made the cost on edge way too tight, so I can't even pull the darn thing all the way up my leg >:-(  It bums me out so much that I don't want to even attempt it's match.  I think that original sock might just get used as decoration somewhere rather than fulfill it's purpose as a foot covering. 

Now, the sadly neglected knit along socks are going to be another story.  I am determined to finish them.  I even have both of them started!  Also, they are knit from the toe up, so there won't be that nasty too tight to fit over my calf problem. Back when the knit along started I was smart and cast on and finished the toe on both socks so I wouldn't get second sock syndrome and have yet another lonely foot covering.  So, as of right now I have the right sock completed up to where I will start the gusset increases so it fits over the arch of my foot. As for the left sock, I still have a few good inches before I get to that point.  I'm trying to work on the both in stages so they both get something finished before I start the next section.   So, hopefully in between all my crochet projects I'll be able to get these done in some semblance of a reasonable amount of time.  Only time will tell however.  Oh, in case you are curious, I am making them out of Plymouth Yarn's Happy Feet sock yarn in a variagated turquoise.

1 comment:

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Am gonna have to do a toe up sometime as it seems the rage. I like that turquoise color, too!