Sunday, August 5, 2012

it's a sock...

it's been a struggle and i ripped out the heel 3 times until i got it right but i've learned so much from this 'toe-up class' on craftsy.com. this is my first sock ever and this is not exactly a beginner's class but i think i'm going to make it work.
who would have thought that this...

the gauge swatch and the beginning of the toe

would actually start looking like a sock...

just a few more inches to go
and then, of course, i have to knit the second sock but that will be easy now.

i've also added several borders to the busy looking piece i started in Karen's Ledger Class.

not sure how big it will get and then there will be embroidery embellishments
i need to move along quickly because my to do list is growing daily.

17 comments:

http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/ said...

I love your sock!! You are so clever!!!!!

Rachel said...

I'm sure the second sock will be easy!

Ms. said...

Determination masters the sock form! And I love the new cloth.

liniecat said...

Ive always given up after the one sock lol but I think you have far more self discipline than me lol
Thats a great page.......!

Marie said...

Great job on that sock : )
I know how that "to do " list grows...like rabbits multiplying! lol!
Lovely gathering of stitched fabrics too!
<3

yvette said...

ooh my...those lists...but your's have great result

dagdag

Notjustnat said...

Wow Deanna! Congrats on the sock! I had one sorry sock waiting for it mate, but I cannot remember how to knit it - Love the piece from Karen Ruane's workshop. What fun...

Judy said...

I love to knit Toe-Up socks, but heels are another story. I've been knitting socks for about 4 years now, and I still have problems turning those darned heels. Sorry for the lack of encouragement here, but perhaps you will have better luck!
I love your yarn!
Good luck!

xo

Doris said...

A perfect heel! Congratulations! :-)

Nancy said...

Reading your title I hear the old children's chant in my head...this is a sock. A What? A SOCK! OHhhh, a sock!

And what a fine sock it is :) And I love your 'page' Are those clothing 'tags' on it? It looks great :)

Deb G said...

Oh hooray! Second socks are a lot easier if you don't worry about anything matching. :)

Peggy said...

Deanna, oh how satisfying it must be to actually knit a sock -- yay! That's something I want to learn, too. The ledger cloth is awesome. You are very busy. xo

handstories said...

hooray! you're a sock knitter! i knew you could do it.

joe madl said...

lovely sock, deanna! i taught myself to knit many, many years ago by knitting a pair of socks. so many people think they are the most difficult thing to knit, but i say if you can knit a sock, you can knit anything! actually, they have all the same elements as a baby set, so they really aren't as difficult as people think... however, as a first project, they are challenging! keep up the excellent work!

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

I have knitted nothing but scarfs in my life. I admire the discipline and knowledge needed to make socks or other garments.

XOXO

Anita said...

Lovely sock,am sure the second one will be easy Deanna.I had bought a socks book with many beautiful patterns long time back,yet to try one.Your ledger class piece is lovey,thanks for sharing it.As you said to do list is growing everyday....

BJ said...

I like the log cabin look of this piece...very thoughtful, indeed.

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