Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oh NO!

I've been knitting on this sock for months now.  Ok, I haven't been working on it for months...I started it, got so far, lost interest, tried again but got confused.  Then on a couple of road trips recently I made great progress.  Well until I got halfway down the foot and tried it on. 

RATS! It's huge on my foot.  

Let me just say that I have great ankles...and this sock is not showing them off! 

So, sniff, I ripped out the entire sock.  Good bye knitting.
It took a lot less time to pull out the yarn than to knit it up.  I was using a new custom fit sock pattern where you do a sample stitch, measure your foot and the figure out how many stitches to use.  I checked my old instructions and realized the "custom" sock instructions had 20 stitches more.  Um, no wonder it was sagging and bagging.  

Sock knitters know the hardest part of the sock (if knitting cuff down) is getting the cuff started without twisting the top.  It took a few ripped stitches but I have about 4 rows done with all the ribs lined up correctly.  It will go fine now that I have it started.  Of course, it may be another year before I get this single sock done and then there is the second one!  

Are you a sock knitter?  Do you prefer knitting cuff down or toe up?  I thought I liked the cuff down method but I'm beginning to think toe up might be easier. Tell me what you like and why!  

This is the first time I've done a blog post from my iPad.  I don't have as many options with this but I'm happy to see it works. 

Happy Quilting All! (and knitting!). Bonnie 


  1. The yarn is going to make some great-looking socks.

    I knit socks cuff down for no apparent reason other than its comfortable for me and "feels" right. I haven't knit a pair in ages because my sock drawer is FULL.

  2. Like Nancy, I knit socks from the cuff down for no apparent reason. I also knit them one at a time. I have tried the 2 socks at the same time and didn't like it at all.

  3. Hahaha, now I know why I haven't tried to knit socks!!

  4. As a non-knitter I can only cringe at the amount of work you had to undo.


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