Happy Friday everyone! This weekend is another relaxing one (hopefully) so next week I hope to actually have a PAIR of socks to show you, instead of these one offs. Not that I mind. At least I feel like I'm getting something accomplished even if I can't count them as true finished projects in my list of completed in 2011. I hope to at least have a pair finished by next Friday. I hope you don't get tired of looking at socks, because I have another pair I'm about to start for the June challenge on the Sock Knitters Anonymous group (Ravelry) . I've been really wanting to participate in one of their sockdowns, so YAY! I hope to cast on soon. I figured I should probably finish at least one of my pairs before doing so though. LOL
Now on to FO Friday!
YAY for another sock finished. I haven't started the second, but hope to soon. I totally made this vanilla sock up pattern wise, so no link to click. This one actually fits better than my first sock, because I waited a little longer to start decreasing the toe. The others fit, but these just are more comfortable. The first one I started the decrease at the base of my pinky toe, but I have crazy long toes, so this time I started the decrease at the tip of my pinky toe. I also decreased several rows more of the gusset right away. I have to admit, it started as a mistake as I was knitting it with one of my groups and wasn't paying attention. Then I liked the way it felt, so I kept going. Eventually, I did end up going to an every other row decrease. The next time I knit a sock (starting with the pair for the June sockdown), I'm going to knit the whole thing on a US size 2. I like the way these fit, but because I did the ribbing with the 2 and the rest with a 3, the foot area is a little dense, even with fingering weight. I think if I go down to a 2, that will help. That's the smallest needle I have right now, needing to order size 0 and 1 needles, but don't have the money right now.
Knit Picks size US 2 (ribbing) and 3 (the rest) US needles
Candy Skein Fingering weight yarn (Blackberry)
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