Some of you may recal my plan to make myself a series of ankle socks using a single skein of sock yarn. This is mostly because ankle socks are my favorite, but also because I would be able to cut the cost and knitting time on half. I went ahead and got some skeins, figuring if there wasn’t enough yarn I could always use them for socks for the girls.
(Note to self: Must make socks for T soon. She keeps asking)
So, I picked a skein and started to work. I did them toe up two at a time to ensure I would get the most out of the yarn I had. Turns out, I needn’t have worried. I actually had too much yarn. See?
These aren’t really ankle socks. They’re more like tennis socks. And I still have yarn left over. Not much, mind you, but enough to make a mitered square for Mom’s sock yarn rug.
They’re not perfect socks, but every pair I make, I get better and better with the fit. Since I did them toe up, I was able to make sure they weren’t too big, like the Tofutsies ones. I ended up at 50 stitches, and I probably could have gone up to 52 as the yarn is being stretched a bit, but not much more. I hate for my socks to be loose and the Tofutsies ones are definately loose.
I wore these all day Sunday and all night and I was pleasently surprised how comfy they were during the night. I normally have to take socks off in the middle because they get all askew as I roll over. Not these, though they stayed right in place all night. And that’s after being worn all day too!
I have to remind myself, though, that hand knit socks don’t fit like store bought socks. And that’s not necesarily a bad thing. I’m looking forward to forgetting how store bought socks feel. I have a lot more knitting before I get there, though.
Pattern: Basic Toe up
Yarn: Cascade Sassy Stripes
Needles: Addi Turbos Size US 2
Date Started: March 22, 2009
Date Completed: March 28, 2009 (can’t complain about knitting a pair in only a week, huh?)
Notes: I cast on using the Turkish method and used Wendy’s Generic To Up Sock heel.
*Change of Subject Alert*
I just had to share: D has been practicing all morning how to stand up from sitting without using the furniture to help. It warms my heart to see her try try again until she gets it. And it gives me all kinds of warm fuzzys to see the look of pride on her face when she succeeds.
I think walking will be mastered soon!