So a few weeks ago I shared with you my Yosemite Socks that I was knitting out of Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Yosemite Colorway. I haven’t said much about them on my blog since then, but I had told a few friends about my progress.
While knitting these socks on 2.5mm needles I made it to the heel and began the increases for Wendy Johnson’s Toe Up Socks with a Difference. The difference being the gusset increases are on the bottom of the foot vs. the side of the foot. I found this to be an interesting technique and began my heel.
Because I was using yarn and getting a slightly different gauge than she had in the pattern I had more stitches, so I tried to compensate and alter the pattern on the fly to do the short rows and turn the heel. The first time this didn’t work out so well. I ended up with a heel off centered. So I frogged back to the start of the heel and began attempt #2.
Attempt #2 was alright until I got to the heel flap. Something just wasn’t right. Things were not adding up right, I didn’t have the right amount of stitches, etc. So I frogged back a second time.
Attempt #3 went perfect! I got the gusset done, then the heel turn and then the heel flap. I’d even began the leg part of the sock. I thought, well this is a good time to try this on! I slide it onto my foot and…..
Holy cow! It’s HUGE! This sock doesn’t fit at all! I realize I’d been telling myself the foot circumference will get smaller as I knit the heel. I don’t know what delusional state I was in to make that assumption, but I should have been slapped. Not to mention the heel itself was giant! I was angry, mad, annoyed, you name it. The sock was immediately cast aside to the WIP basket and I glared at it for the last 2 weeks everytime I walked past.
This morning I fixed it. I frogged the ENTIRE sock, and cast on for a cuff down sock with the same yarn.
Yup, there is the start of a new sock. On double points. 2.25 mm needles, 64 stitches, and cuff down. I think a fresh start will ease the pain of the previous….encounter.
For some more WIPs head on over to Tami’s!