Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My first finished sock!

It has a bunch of mistakes, but it's done. Unfortunately it is too big for me. I need to go down one size in this pattern. I thought I picked the best one for my foot measurement, but I guess not. Unless my gauge was way off. I knitted a gauge swatch, but it wasn't in the round. It's late, so I'll measure tomorrow. I do have too more skeins of this yarn - it was inexpensive and also on sale, so I bought an extra just in case. So I'll make the second sock a size smaller, then make a mate the size that fits me best. It'll be great practice. (Boy, does my calf look huge! Guess it was the camera angle. I guess I'll have to have someone else take the picture after this!

I'll try to post one more time before Sunday, but I may not manage to do so. We leave for a 7-day cruise to Alaska on Sunday - a celebration for our 40th year anniversary (which was on June 21st). I still have two baby quilts to do for a customer before then - that will be tomorrow. Plus I'll continue with my packing tomorrow. Friday I'm going to the Sock Summit across the river in Portland, Oregon. What a coincidence, but how marvelous, that this huge event - the first of it's kind - is happening in my own back yard right at the time I've started this new hobby!

20 comments:

Kathie said...

looks good, from watching M make many socks it takes time to get the size right and different yarns will knit differently so be prepared to rip out a sock and start over!
LOL
have a great trip, something I have always wanted to do
Kathie

Carol said...

Cute sock...like everything we do...just takes a little practice. Have fun at the Sock Summit.
Enjoy every minute of your Alaskan Cruise...it was truly the most wonderful trip we have ever taken...we went last year to celebrate our 35th...you're just going to love it.

GRACE said...

and now you're a sock fashionista too? gorgeous, terrific work, i'm jealous....but my calves are already way tooo fat, so i'll pass...LOL

Tazzie said...

Gorgeous sock Patti, I love knitting them, super fun. The yarn is darling, and so are the shoes - I think I could use some like that.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Sweet P said...

Cute sock! Have fun on your cruise and Happy Anniversary!

Judy H. said...

Very nice sock! I think it took me two or three tries to get a nice "custom" fit on my basic socks. Have fun at the Sock Summit -- I'll be there too!

RagamuffinQuilts said...

Great job! I still have yet to finish my first socks from last Feb. They are also too big; might just rip 'em out at this point. :-) Good luck with them!

paula, the quilter said...

I like a snug sock so I CO56 st using sock yarn and US#2.25 dpns. HTH

Bed Linens said...

Looks great and very snug. Enjoy the cruise.

Carrie P. said...

40 years. Congratulations. Hope you are having a great time on your cruise.

Teresa C said...

You've probably figured this out by now, but I find socks work better when knitted with negative ease. Your sock looks great though! You'll love your new pair when you get them done, and they are as addicting as quilting.

swooze said...

Good job! Looks great.

LindaSue said...

Hi Pat

This is Linda in SE ALa. I just mentioned you in my blog post today. Go over and take a look. http://creationsbylsm.blogspot.com

I have really enjoyed the material scraps you sent me and just about used them up. They saved my life and gave me so much fun. I just wanted to thank you again.

Later

LindaSue said...

Listen I was just reading about your not quilting for awhile. If you have anymore scraps to get rid of, again I would be glad to send you the postage. My scraps are getting low and could sure use some more.

Don't want to be a pain or a bother

swooze said...

How was the cruise??

The Chicken Lady said...

Wow, great job. Did you LOVE Alaska?? It's such a great place. I hope you had a wonderful time! :)

Lynda said...

Sock Summit! That made me laugh (sorry).

kcs619 said...

Are you ok?? No posts since August...hope all is well.

bingo~bonnie said...

Hello Patti, you still stuck on that 2nd sock??? LOL It's been a few months since you posted and I've missed you. HOpe you and your family are all ok.

Blog again when you can ;) Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Anonymous said...

Must be that you aren't passionate about quilting any longer!