I’ve been dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome, so took time off from knitting 😦 , and spent minimal time on the computer this past week (outside of work), thus no blogging. With some rest, my hands are no longer tingling / numb and I am back at it! If you’ve ever had it, you know that rest is the best thing to heal. Luckily, I had an Art Glass class, my book club, and two sick dogs (not so lucky) to keep me busy.
In the last few days, I accomplished a lot. I am four rows away from finishing Charity’s Wrap and have made excellent progress on my first sock. I also received two project bags from an awesome shop, Knitter’s Nook, on Etsy to take along on my upcoming trip to Fort Lauderdale. I’m going to blog from my phone next Thursday…it will be exciting to see how that will work!
Onto my socks… In my last post, I had noted that I needed to get to 8 1/2 inches in length before starting the heel. After measuring my foot again, I realized that I actually needed 7 1/2 inches in length. I got to that point and started the heel. It was super easy using the German Short Rows (GSRs) and worked up exactly like the toes, without having to do the provisional cast on. I did have to pick up three stitches along the sides before beginning the leg section and then decrease on the next round.
I can no longer put the sock on my foot (good reason for trying magic loop next time!) so I stuffed it with other socks to kind of see the shape. Please excuse the lumpy pictures 🙂 I am currently 10 rows into the leg section and have 31 grams of yarn left. I know I need to have 5 grams left to finish the ribbed cuff, so have a lot still left to do. I also have a hole that I will have to tighten up once complete. It’s not perfect, but it’s getting there!
The pattern is not made like a traditional sock with the heel flaps, heel turns and gussets; however I have learned a lot and will be able to use the techniques in future sock patterns. I might even try a pattern that is traditional, just for the learning experience. To see my fellow sock knitters progress, check out their blogs! Maggie’s is here Project(s) in Progress and Hannah’s is here unsophisticated + jejune. If you would like to join us on our Thursday Knit-a-Sock along, link up with us!
Until next time, Happy Knitting!