The dropped stitch

I am 99.99% sure that I dropped a stitch on the bottom of Jayne’s first sock when I photographed it to show my progress. Of course, I didn’t realize that until I was ready to graft the toe together and found I was short one stitch.  And I didn’t see it until I was ready to change from the mini circular needle to the double-point needles on the second sock to knit the toe. Click here for a better explanation of using circular vs. double-pointed needles for socks.

I wanted to get right on with the second sock and graft the toe of the first sock later, like in the morning with natural daylight.  Well, one thing led to another and I didn’t graft the toe until I needed those double-pointed needles to finish the second sock toe.

And that’s when I discovered the dropped stitch.  Way down on the heel/foot.  Tacking the stitch would cause a small but annoying bump that would feel like a large grain of sand with each and every step.

It’s that purple stitch.  Right there.

No, I didn’t rip out down to the offending stitch but picked up and knit that stitch all the way to where the toe section began.

It made a bit of a ridge on the bottom of the foot but I’m ready to finish the toe again, weave in the ends, and call them done.

I’m hoping the yarn ridge will relax somewhat and fix itself when I soak the finished socks.  Or am I kidding myself?

Patti

Early birthday present

My friend, Leah, sent me an early birthday present.  We don’t normally exchange gifts, however, I sent her a pair of socks for her birthday in July.  She’s a crocheter, sewist, wife, mother, (just a few of her talents) and dabbles in other crafty things and surprises.

The Rainbow Sister Shawl, also known as Regenbogenschwester, is so gorgeous!

The color of Drops Fabel yarn is called sand (#651) and is comprised of greys, browns, and caramels.

It will be perfect to throw over my shoulders when I need just a bit of warmth.

Or worn in the front like a scarf to keep my neck warm under a coat or jacket.

I love it!  Thank you, my friend!!

Patti