Well, just in case you thought I had fallen down in my pursuit of wooliness, I wanted to give you an update on Sock-It-To-Me-2008!
Using the basic sock pattern found in Learn to Knit Socks!, I have successfully completed my very first sock! I even dared to alter the pattern a (very) little by making the ankle a bit longer. Well, ten rows longer, be exact, so that it would be more of a boot sock and less like an ankle sock. And it really, really works! I immediately tried in on, and in doing so welcomed it into the reality that is my life at home: a thousand pet hairs.
Here I am modelling my new sock. It fits perfectly, and is exceptionally wooly! In this picture, you can not only see the completed blue wool sock molding itself to my comely foot, but you can also view my fashionable polar fleece pajamas, so heralded of late! Abby may look like she’s disdainful of my new knitted creation, but really, what she’s saying is…
“Mommy! Your sock is so beautiful I must turn away in shame! If only I had opposable thumbs with which to create such wonders, but alas, I am resigned to chasing cats and making my toys squeak in order to preserve my canine self-esteem.”
Well, maybe I exaggerate a bit…really, she’s just turned her head to chase Alys around the dining room table. Her life is complete without arts and crafts projects, unless you count tearing empty toilet paper rolls into little bits of wet cardboard a craft….
Now, all I need to do is finish a second sock to accompany the first! Why, wait! What have we here….? I do believe it’s the first four rows of the mate to this sock. Ah, I love knitting on a snowy day! Almost as much as I love polar fleece. But not as much as I love Abby.