Monday, February 16, 2009

my first sock

My first attempt at a real sock. Newborn size. Yikes, that is tiny! (Sorry, not spilling any secrets here today! No babies coming our way right now, just everyone else we know!!)

So, I'm not completely happy with it. I'm hoping some of you sock pros can help. I kind of changed the pattern I was using. It was supposed to be a 1x1 ribbing for the whole sock, but I preferred just a cuff of that and then straight stockinette stitch for the rest. But then I got to the heel and I think the pattern was written to stay with the 1x1 ribs, so that part looks goofy. I also have some holes where I turned the heel that I'm not too happy about. Should I have picked up more stitches than it said and just decreased right away? Ugh, so many questions!

My husband and I are leaving for a trip on Wednesday so I am trying to get my knitting projects in order. I didn't want to attempt my first sock on a plane, so this was my practice round! I guess at least it does resemble a sock!

6 comments:

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

These are so cute! Love the color :)

Cherry Tree Lane said...

That is the tiniest and cutest thing ever!

Taryn said...

Yes, it does look like a sock...good job. I haven't gotten up the courage to try socks yet. Good for you and your bravery. lol Oh, and have a good trip. :0)

Katherine said...

Bravo! You're knitting socks. I think you did a great job. I also started out with knitting a child's sock before attempting one for myself. Small socks are good practice. I always end up picking up extra stitches in the gusset because otherwise I end up with holes. Hmmm... seems to me I also had holes in the turn heel when I first started. I think it was because of ssk and the p2tog. Could that be where the holes came from for you?

amandajean said...

it looks perfect to me!

Raesha D said...

It is absolutely darling! I think you did a great job. That's coming from a knitter who hasn't attempted anything more than a scarf:)