Monday, October 14, 2013

Year of Projects 3: Vorticity 02



SOCKTOPUS: Totally Vanilla • Kandahar • V Junkie • Kwalia • Farmer McGregor • Shur'tugal • 2luvcrew • Vorticity • Rumpled! • Crowley • Om Shanti • Mince Pie Mayhem • Hundred Acre Wood • De Stijl • Fiori di Zucca • Caretta Caretta • Spring Shoots

The plan was to show you a finished sock. With 40 sts remaining in the round while working the toe decreases it occurred to me that the foot looked a bit short. Maybe I should try it on? Yes, it was short ... quite a bit short ... a lot short even. Nothing to do but to rip back and add another pattern repeat to the foot. At least I hadn't finished the sock - after all, ripping out after grafting and after weaving in ends is considerably more painful.

The first sock fits perfectly, but the credit for that goes to the project notes from other Ravellers. Many noted that the sock came out too big on the suggested 2.5 mm needles so I opted to shift down one size to knit the leg on 2.25mm needles and then shift down one more size starting at the heel turn to work the foot on 2.0mm needles. That's done the trick!

It's Thanksgiving here in Canada. Gavin is sick so we're having a quiet, stay at home weekend for the most part. Maybe I can finish up sock one and get a start on sock two?

11 comments:

Christine said...

Hmmm... Appears that Gavin and I are both not well this Thanksgiving... I have slept a lot the last 24hrs
Amazing socks you have there... I am glad you we able to catch the mistake before it became a huge problem.
Happy Thanksgiving!

WildflowerWool said...

Glad that you are back on track. Pulling out Kitchener Stitch is not fun.

Renee Anne said...

Just another reason why I try socks on while I'm knitting them...

Elisabeth Andrée said...

This sock is going to be another great one. Although Gavin isn't feeling to well: Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Alicia said...

Hope you have a nice holiday! That is one very pretty sock.

Lily Razz said...

You're so smart trying on the sock before finishing & weaving in the ends! I truly love the color and structure of the sock, I'm jealous of your talent! Happy thanksgiving! :)

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Another fantastic pair of socks...you amaze me!

Rhinebeck is overwhelming with the amount of yarn available, and I do plan on buying, but I'm going to look for new to me yarn...last year I got some Into the Whirled, which is beautiful!

Kepanie said...

The twists are so pretty! Sorry your husband is under the weather. I forgot your Thanksgiving is earlier than ours. Happy Thanksgiving!

mysparemoments.com said...

Another great pair of socks, I don't think I've ever seen anything different from you. You just seem to know how and when to make the changes to make them fit, well done a great trait to have I think. Enjoy your long weekend.

Ylva said...

Wow! Amazing sock and a great combination of pattern and colour :)

donnarossa said...

That's why I prefer knitting socks toe up and two at the same time, so no need to keept track of rows or so. But the pattern is lovely and I love your color choice!