Hey everyone! I just wanted to share my little triumph in the world of sock making.
I’m knitting up a pair of socks for my friend as a going away present. It’s my fourth pair of socks, and guess what - I don’t have to use the pattern anymore!! I’m so excited that I can just sit and knit without really having to worry about looking at a pattern. I strongly suggest doing this - either getting extremely familiar with a basic sock pattern or Silver’s tutorial (which is pretty much the same as my basic sock pattern). After making it several times, you’ll be able to do it like it’s nothing.
AND I’ve made the best gusset ever!!! I always have problems with a big hole where I join the picked up stitches to the instep, and also the slipped stitches from the edges of the heel flap get all stretchy-outy and loose when I pick up stitches from under them. Well, I used Grumperina’s tutorial on Picking up stitches the pretty way and I also picked up two extra stitches in each corner, and there’s totally no hole!!! So if anyone’s a little bit dissatisfied with their sock gusset area, those have totally helped me out :woot: