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My First Sock – Day Two

December 27, 2006

Here is the latest progress report on My First Sock. Admittedly, my progress on this sock is slow but with the Christmas fall-out and sick kids, I didn’t have a lot of knitting time yesterday. And the sock had to share knitting time with DH’s unfinished Christmas sweater.

I do not yet have the 8 inches of cuff that Silver’s instructions suggests (I think mine is closer to three but I haven’t measured) but I think I want to do a shorter cuff on this sock for two reasons – one, I don’t really like long socks, two I will get finished sooner.
I will probably start the heel turn today. At the very least, I will get the stitches rearranged. I am looking forward to the challenge of the heel turn. Hopefully, it will still look vaguely sock-like when I have completed it.

I am pleasantly surprised how well the sock is staying on the double point needles. I was expecting to constantly be placing stitches back on the needles where they slid off – I mean they poke everywhere when you are knitting. But instead, the needles are staying where I leave them. I am not sure if this is due to the needles I chose (Balene instead of aluminum) or if this is the norm with dpns. I am truly thankful that I am not having to hang onto sliding needles while trying to knit.

BTW, the weird angle at the top of the sock is not a problem with the sock, just the photography (Ansel Adams, I am not). I’m still learning how to use this digital camera and I am not used to taking photos of items that I am holding. I apparently was holding it at a funky angle without realizing it – or I moved my hand after I clicked the shutter. My apologies. Just know that I am a better knitter than photographer :-)

Happy knitting

One Comment leave one →
  1. Chele permalink
    December 27, 2006 1:53 pm

    I see you are moving right along. I understand when you are doing yoru first sock. You can not wait to see what is next. What size are you making the sock? The heel isn’t that hard. It seems frightening when you haven’t done it, but once you do the first one you will breeze through all the rest. Keep up the good work!

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