Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sock progress #3

OK, I know I have been hiding for the last couple of days but I have been busy with a couple of items.

Here is a picture of my sock Sunday night
Sunday night
The little bit of yarn to the right of the sock is what I had left on the ball of yarn that was suppose to make this sock.  I still had to decrease for the toe and knew that I wouldn't have enough.  Now I had two choices of what to do and those were, start the sock over again (not a possibility), have a toe with a different colour or pick up another ball of that yarn.

The choice was made very simple when my husband said that considering he was near a Michael's on Monday for work he could always pick up a ball of yarn for me.  So I put my needles down Sunday night and relaxed because I knew I could finally finish this sock. 

Monday came and I waited patiently for my husband to get home from work.  He did go to Michael's and picked up the ball of yarn that I needed but also picked up three more balls of gray yarn for another pair of socks.  I guess I am going to be knitting socks for a while.

So here is a picture of my sock now.

Yes my sock is FINISHED!!!!!  I know a couple of things that I need to improve on my next sock but considering this is my first one I am extremely happy with it.

Now to start the second sock of this pair before I try another pattern.  To all of those that sent me messages and added comments to my blog I have to say Thank you.  I have finally accomplished this sock and no I am not going to take it out and start over again, that I promise.

I am happy that I finally over came this challenge that has been bothering me for a number of years.  So see if you put your mind to something you can do it and I just proved it.

2 comments:

Silverlotus said...

Congratulations! It looks fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Great job, Darlene!!! I'm very proud of you and, of course, impressed with your knitting.

So, the big question ... knit or stitch next?

Barbara