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So, How Am I Doing?

I’ve been knitting and knitting and knitting on my practice sock. Here’s today’s photo update:

Sock in Progress
Sock in Progress

So, you experienced sock knitters… how is it looking? I think it looks funny. Do all handknit socks go through an “awkward stage” as they grow? I don’t think my sock in progress looks anything like most of the socks I see others knitting… it looks like a mutant sock to me. Am I just being paranoid?

I only have about a week and two days before my Lucy Neatby class. I want to be mostly done with this sock, so I can have at least some techniques fresh in my mind, and bring my odd little sock and ask questions. Hopefully at least I can make it past the heel before then and be well on my way to being done.

Today I received the Knit Kit in the mail.

Red Knit Kit
Red Knit Kit

The Knit Kit, opened
The Knit Kit, opened
I hadn’t gotten one before now because at first they were a little hard to get, and then I started hearing that they break easily. Then I heard that the kits had been improved. So, I’ve been wanting one for a while now, and I was finally able to get one from The Loopy Ewe this week. I think I’m going to like it! It’s kinda cool having every basic knitting do-dad one could need right in reach. The kit includes a tape measure, crochet hook, thread cutter, row counter, stitch markers, point protectors, a darning needle, and foldable scissors. (Did I forget anything?) I think this compact little kit (which is about the size of a makeup compact) is perfect for traveling light as a knitter, like when you only have room to cram a sock project in the bottom of your purse. I like having multiple sets of tools anyway, so I have them all set and ready to go in whatever knitting bag I’m using. So, I’m glad this product is now in my collection.

I spent the evening cooking a pot of chili for a fall chili party at a co-worker’s horse farm tomorrow. The whole house smells yum and the chill in the air makes the chili seem even more welcome than it would normally be. I knit a few more rounds on the sock tonight and plan to take it with me tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll make enough progress on it this weekend that I won’t stress too much about getting it done next week.

Wish me luck… and let me know if you think I’m on the right track so far. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

4 responses to “So, How Am I Doing?”

  1. Deb Avatar

    Your sock is looking good! Yep, they do look kinda awkward for a while until you get to the heel. Stick with it. I’ll have to check out one of those Knit Kits, they look pretty neat.

  2. Maia Avatar

    Your sock looks pretty good to me. It is hard to make stitches look perfect and even on a small garment like a sock. Did you use Judy’s magic cast-on? The cast-on looks great.

    You may want to knit future socks a bit tighter for better wear resistance. I knit socks much tighter than say sweaters. But, that is totally a personal choice.

    Enjoy your class with Lucy Neatby!

  3. Wannietta Avatar

    You’re doing awesome!!
    The Knit Kit sounds and looks all cool and maybe if I have to travel lightly one day I’ll bite but for now it’s me and all of my gadget boxes!

  4. Pam Avatar

    I don’t know anything about socks, but I think it looks good. I like the colors too.
    Thank you for showing the Knit Kit. I was wondering what it looks like on the inside.

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