I was motoring along on the Happy Socks - yesterday I finished the heel, picked up the gusset stitches and worked halfway to the toe. This morning, another inch to the toe. I was so busy patting myself on the back for squeezing all this knitting in among all my other life stuff that I did not notice that I forgot to decrease along the heel gusset!! I kind of noticed that the foot was kind of WIDE, but did I stop - NOOOO!
So I just, with sweaty palms, frogged the entire foot back to the turned heel.
I just want to throw that sock out into the melting snow.
But, I will admit, it is kind of an opportunity. When I picked up the gusset stitches, I read up socks, because I am always bothered by THAT HOLE at the top and I am worried about a loose join. Somewhere I read to pick them up and knit TBL, to create a tighter join, and to pick up an extra stitch for the hole. I did this and DID NOT LIKE the result of TBL - a row of bumpy ridges. I had no hole on one side, and kind of a bigger bugger on the other side. My first sock (without TBL and the extra stitch) looks great - no holes!
So, it was meant to be. I will not knit TBL, I will be sure of no hole (somehow - nothing I do seems to work consistently - any suggestions WELCOME), and I will post the finished product a day or two later than planned.
Gaby, my lovely German neighbor, brought me four balls of sock yarn the last time she went home to Germany.
Only 3 balls, you say? Well, this is what happened to the fourth this weekend:
I happily knitted away during sporting events, a home rental of Seabiscuit, and during a family trip to see Miracle, which is worth catching! Kurt Russell with helmut hair and a track suit! And all those cute hawckey players in the locker room - oohh-la-la!
The yarn is Gedifra Happy Cotton - a cotton, wool, nylon blend, needles size 2. The photo makes the colors look a little bright. Actually they would look fabulous with the beautiful sweater being buttoned up over at Another Knitting Blog.