Challenges I had encountered when knitting these socks: I had knitted the first sock with 3 double-pointed needles as suggested in the pattern and had the laddering effect. Hoping to avoid this with the second sock, I used 4 dpns this time, and still got the laddering, but it ended up on the side, where it isn’t as noticeable in the above picture. However, you can see the laddering:(edited 11/1/2006)
I think that next time, I will learn how to knit socks on circular needles, because I really would like to avoid this problem.
I had taken Snail Spirals Sue’s advice in washing the first sock in order to tighten up the loose stitches in the ladder. Unfortunately, my kitchener stitch on the toes was not bound off strongly enough, and it unraveled when I pulled it out of the washing machine. I did a makeshift repair, and now have loose ends that are tickling my toes.
I like knitting socks, however, and I mean to make lots more in the future, because I can never have too many socks to wear.
What may not be evident is that my left ankle is severely swollen. Yes, once again, I have sprained my ankle during aikido class. It occurs to me that I am beginning to favor one side over the other in falling, and thus I go to lengths in falling on that one side, even though I should be falling on the other. In this instance, I tripped over myself and my body fell full weight onto my ankle. I am at home, wearing a brace, and needing crutches to get around. Crap. Talk about really needing to learn a lesson. It’s all about symmetry and balance.
Lipby has been great in helping me out this past weekend, and I am very grateful that he is around.
So, I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to read! and do more knitting! Maybe I’ll buy some of that ribbon yarn to start that tank….