I made a lonely sock.

I knitted one lonely little sock.  It will remain single forever, because I hate it.  It was intended to be a baby sock, and I started out using a pattern, but only for the cast on apparently.  Then I did a short row heel, because I think I like the way they look.  I like gussets too, but the SWH is new to me, so I like it more right now.  Then I went back to the pattern for the foot.  Then I did a different toe than I usually do.  The result?  It looks like a stupid sock.  I don’t know of any foot that it will stay on.  Perhaps it would make a good egg cover 🙂  I did, however, learn a new skill when kitchenering.  I don’t (yet!) have a darning egg, and I had read somewhere that if you stuff a darning egg in the toe of the sock, it is easier to pull the kitchenered stitches tighter.  So I looked around to see what I could use instead.  My nesting dolls from Russia worked GREAT!  The perfect size for the baby sock.

I started a new sock.  It’s a little bit bigger, and toe up.  I did the magic cast on this time for the first time, and hey! I LOVE IT!  I love the turkish cast on too, but the magic cast on….wow!  Looks really good 🙂  And I am using some Lion Brand Magic Stripes in a cool colorway, and I think they shall be for Matthew.  I always feel as if I have to only knit things to give people outside of my family.  But I think for this summer, I’m only going to knit for my kids.  They never seem to get any of the knits I make.  🙂   I know that might seem selfish, but I can make stuff for other people the rest of the year.

I also joined the Summer of Socks and the Dishrag Tag, buttons in the sidebar to link to them (I’m lazy, what can I say?).  I think both will be fun, and I am looking forward to them 🙂

Have a great day!

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Published in: on June 22, 2007 at 8:46 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. I just followed you from Dishrag Tag to your old blog to this one – don’t forget to update your profile! Glad to be on the same team as you – your lace is be-YOO-ti-ful!

  2. There that was easy. I found you.

    So, I am innumerate too. Math frightens me. Phew we have that in common dishcloth team member.

    I love that you are mastering lace. In another lifetime, Im afraid. My daughter Al is a great lace knitter. She’s also great at Math. BUT she got the knitting gene from me.

    Your children are darling. You are at a busy busy time in your life.

  3. There that was easy. I found you.

    So, I am innumerate too. Math frightens me. Phew we have that in common dishcloth team member.

    I love that you are mastering lace. In another lifetime, Im afraid. My daughter Al is a great lace knitter. She’s also great at Math. BUT she got the knitting gene from me.

    Your children are darling. You are at a busy busy time in your life.

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