Thursday: It’s All About the Socks

Hey All! I missed last week’s post because I was sick as a dog. I actually thought it was Wednesday and was planning a great post in my head when I realized it was 9pm on Thursday night…much too late to be writing a blog post. Especially when you are sick. It was a really bad cold and is lingering on a little; however I am feeling much better than I did. What did I do in between coughing, sneezing and blowing my nose? I knit socks!

Once again, I entered a KAL…this one is Harry Potter themed (#23HarryPotterKAL) and the deadline is April 30th. Everybody and their mother are doing Hermione’s Everyday Socks, so I decided to do the Shelves Upon Shelves pattern also by Erica Lueder. Since I started so late in the KAL, I wanted to try knitting the socks Two at a Time (TAAT). I really love knitting TAAT and will do this for all socks in the future.

The only thing that was difficult to figure out was the picking up of the heel flap stitches to complete the gusset. I had to take one sock off and put it on DPNs, complete the gusset on one sock, then move it to DPNs and complete the gusset on the other sock. Once they were both back on the needles, I got the bright idea to actually try the socks on. What a brilliant idea! Guess what? They wouldn’t go over my heel. Yep, you heard that right. I should have been trying them on as I went. I even tried them on my neighbor and they wouldn’t go over her foot either.

So what did I do? I frogged them. All that work down the drain. As I was frogging, I kept trying on the sock. The only time it fit over my heel was when I was back to the ribbing. Lesson learned…always try on your sock at various points in your knitting. Don’t be a dummy like me! And BTW, I also got 10 rows into my second Hermione’s EveryDay Sock; however I have put it on hold for now.

Ravelled Here: Shelves Upon Shelves

Needles: US 2 (2 – 24″ circulars)

Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in the color Wizard

New Techniques: Two at at Time

Status: Frogged

I know that Hannah at unsophisticated+jejune has her sock post up for this week! Go check out her progress!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Hannah says:

    Whoa, that yarn is so cool. What amazing colours! I am going to have to look into the TAAT method, it sounds too goo to be true and completely blows my mind. Do you have to divide your yarn into two halves? I don’t get it! 🙂 I’m heartbroken that you had to frog that much work, what a annoyance! Hope your feeling better now too 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! I am on antibiotics for a lingering sinus infection; however definitely feeling much better. I loved this yarn and the pattern; however they didn’t seem to like each other. My skeins came in 50 gram balls so I knit from both balls at the same time. It is a little fiddly at the beginning; however solves that second sock syndrome 🙂 If you have a full 100 gram ball, then you would divide in half. I have a scale that I use to make sure they are equal in weight.

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      1. Hannah says:

        oh no, sinnus infections suck. glad your getting fixed. Aha… I see. I think I will do this for the next pair. I’ll be making ones with bigger yarn and needles so it might be a good pair to learn on. hmm. tempting.

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      2. YouTube is your friend! That’s what I looked to when I started and when I got to fiddly parts 🙂 You can do it!!!

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