[B][U]I[/U] [U]JUST[/U] [U]FINISHED[/U] [U]MY[/U] [U]FIRST[/U] [U]SOCK!!![/U][/B] I’m part of the “I-know-how-to-knit-socks” club!!!
[CENTER][B]I DID IT!!! I DID IT!!![/B][/CENTER]
I made an actual heeled sock with a toe (instead of “cheating” and starting with a tube sock like I was going to do initially to get my feet wet with making socks)!!! I made my own pattern using the Knitty article on top-down socks (and next I’ll be using Silver’s tutorial on how to do toe-up socks so I know how to do them that way, too–thanks, Silver! ) and I did a feather and fan pattern for the calf and down the top of the foot :happydance:!!!
I EVEN finished the sock with a Kitchener stitch :happydance: instead of what I was originally going to do (just drawing the yarn through the remaining stitches) thanks to Amy’s AWESOME video (thanks Amy! )
The only thing I was a bit disappointed about was that for whatever reason, the heel on one side looks awesome, but the other side looked a bit sloppy (the decreases called for k2tog’s on one side, and SKP’s on the other, so I’m guessing either my k2tog’s or my SKP’s are to blame). It’s also a bit snugger than I would’ve liked because for whatever reason, I didn’t notice the “Change to your [I][U]larger[/U][/I] needles about an inch or two into your knitting” part, so I knitted the entire sock on the smaller needles, but all in all, a great first attempt, I think.
For such a small little project, it was a lot of knitting–I was surprised! :ick: I’ll never take socks for granted again! :teehee:
Will this sock have a mate? I don’t know, but I know that if I needed to or wanted to knit another pair, I know how to “turn a heel”, make a “gusset”, and make a [I][U]seamless[/U][/I] toe, and I’m not scared anymore of socks!!! :cheering:
But I couldn’t have done it without everybody in this group’s help, so THANK YOU to everybody that posts tips and helpful information and videos, as well as everybody that posts good questions I would’ve never thought to ask!!! It’s like a hundred people went into knitting this little sock!