Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sock on

Okay, I confess, I've been very very sock-neglectful this week


I took the variegated socks in the car with me tody and got sock #2 all the way up to the end of the gusset increases. See? Proof!

And by evening when that was done I still had time for a few more rounds on the ankle of sock #1, and I will be taking them both out with me again tomorrow. So maybe I can redeem myself for all the other things I've been knitting instead of my poor long-suffering socks.

Now, back to that picture. You may be asking yourself - what's the point when you can't see the stitch? The point is the fact that in spite of being invisible this stitch creates ribbing, without the torture of K1P1 or K2P2 every single row until you're ready to throw the socks across the room.

I really need ribbing in my socks, unless they're ankle length - I don't know what's wrong with my legs or the amount of time I spend sprinting late to things, but they just don't stay up without some ribbing beyond the cuff. And this stitch changes every other row, over twelve whole rows, giving you a sense of accomplishment and progress before you have to start over again.

Next time I will knit them in a solid colour so the stitch gets a chance to shine, as well as being practical and sanity-saving. But for now it's enough that I'm getting a pair of long socks that won't cluster around the tops of my shoes and will break up the variegation of this yarn a bit.

(Navy pooling on the top of the foot of this sock, did you notice? They're going to end up being fraternals, I can tell.)

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