Yes, that’s the new skill I’ve managed to add to my knitting repertoire: sock knitting.
Sock knitting had always baffled me. So many knitters seems to churn them out at the drop of a hat, and yet the very vocabulary of sock knitting terrified me! It especially since it contained words such as: short rows, toe up, cuff- down, grafting and so on.
So when HiyaHiya KAL group connected with me asking me to join their cuff-down KAL, I decided to give it a go and conquer my fears. It further helped that there was a hefty penalty for not completing: I would have to pay up $5 as design price in case I didn’t complete the pair of socks before deadline i.e 30th Nov 2013. Ample time to learn, and enough motivation to get it done indeed! Also the clause that I had to complete a pair would ensure I completed both, not just one sock!
The first sock got done fairly fast. So fast, that I figured I should have cast on both at the same time, I’d have got it done together!!!
Anyway, i did finally manage to complete both socks, and here’s my final result. 🙂