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

Jayne’s sock

After last week’s yarn dyeing adventure, I balled up the yarn and began the Dorsal Fin socks for my granddaughter.

The yarn was pooling a bit in the cuff area but I soldiered on and the colors sorted themselves out on the leg.

The detail that runs up/down the back of the leg is not as visible because of the colors but it might stand out more when wearing.

The heel is turned and the gusset is almost finished. It’s just plain old knitting the rest of the foot and toe. This sock will be finished this week and the second sock started.

My progress was slowed down last week as I was digging and moving some large rocks around the deck and my hands ached too much to knit.  But that’s another story.Patti

Rainy Window part 2

Seaming knitted pieces together is first on my list of things I dislike about knitting.  Weaving in the ends is second.

Rainy Window is 99% finished.  The only thing that remains is…weaving in the ends.rainy window socks finished

The fit is great.rainy window socks side view

I opted for a fun, brightly colored yarn for the toe and I love it!rainy window toes in red

These will definitely go in MY sock drawer, just as soon as I weave in those ends.

What is your least favorite thing about knitting, crocheting, sewing?

Patti

Rainy window part 1

I’m almost finished with sock one of the second pattern in Helen Stewart’s Handmade Sock Society season 3 called Rainy Window.  I really needed to get back to knitting and these socks have an easy enough pattern to keep me focused but not too difficult as I can still listen to an audiobook.

The sock wants to roll in on itself so I stuck my hand inside to give a better idea of the textured pattern.

The new-to-me yarn is Regia 4-ply color in Spot Graphite and decided to add a punch of color to the toe with Knit Picks Stroll in Firecracker Heather.

Now if I can just keep on with this knitting mojo, I’ll soon have another pair of delicious socks for my sock drawer!