Thursday, May 27, 2010

My creative space

Déjà vu? Almost! Except that this is sock #2. Which means....
sock #1 is finished!! I'm particularly excited about this, because now I know I can knit a sock, and I also learnt how to do kitchener stitch to finish the toe. So two new skills have been added to my kit bag!
Even the heel flap went relatively well, considering that this is my first ever sock. The right side seems, well, right, except for a loose-ish connection where I picked up stitches for the gusset (the bottom of the bit that looks kind of like a triangle above). On the other hand, the left hand side?
A less successful effort. The picked up stitches are quite loose, and my decreases down the gusset have resulted in a big line of loose stitches next to the decrease line. (At this point I need to apologise for my shocking photos - I'm reliant on my iphone for the foreseeable future as my camera has decided to refuse to speak to my computer. Hurrumph.) So I'd be interested in any tips you might have to avoid the same issues on sock #2!

Even still, I'm rather chuffed that I knitted a sock. The flaws don't make it unwearable, so I'm still doing happy dances in my head every time I see it ;-)

If you're looking for some inspiration, or just like checking out what other people are making, visit the home of My Creative Space!

9 comments:

Gina said...

How COOOOOL is that sock! I'm in raptures too. Adore the stripes.

Oh and I'm loving the layout. How did you do it? I had three columns but it just wasn't working proprtion-wise. Yet I kinda need the space.

Tina said...

I just finished my first pair-Be careful they are addictive :) I tried to put my needles down to do some beading and viola...another sock appeared :)

Tina

Amanda said...

Oh yah...That's awesome!

Steph said...

Bravo! Well done to you! Love those colours too...perfect for strutting around with your head held high in truimph :)

Tammy James said...

Oh wow it looks great!! Beautiful yarn. Congratulations!

Chicken Willow said...

Well done, what a great sock and a great skill to learn.

ecoMILF said...

It really looks so wonderful - is the yarn specifically for that sock pattern? xo m.

Kylie said...

Well done - make sure you finish the other one (you need two warm fee you know) I need to learn to do two at a time one day - now that would be cool:)

Sally said...

Brilliant sock. Uber ace indeedy. Loving it muchly... looking forward to seeing two feet socked.
Congratulations!