One finished sock

I am bad. I’ve been working on a pair of socks for a week now, and no pictures.

But wait.

I have taken pictures, but I haven’t posted them.

Until now.

Behold!

[Sock cuff]
Sock cuff

Last weekend, I journeyed to the store and bought a skein of Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn in the purple pattern, and a set of 4 size 2 DPNs for making the sock. I started the sock immediately after I returned home, as I couldn’t wait to start.

I’ve found that making socks isn’t hard at all, like I thought it would be. I knit the cuff with no problems, then played around with the needles a bit to start the heel. I turned the heal with no problem, and the only thing that seemed confusing to me was how to pick up the stitches to start the gusset. I think I did it correctly, then began decreasing fun.

[Sock foot decreasing]
To the toes!

Yesterday, finally, I came to the final toe decreases, nearing the end of the sock. More decreasing ensued, and it came time for the part of the sock that worried me the most – the grafting. However, the Magic Stripes sock instructions came with a detailed explanation of grafting, and to my surprise, I had no problem with it. I am so pleased with my grafting skills!

[The finished sock!]
Is that a finished sock I see?

[Finished sock on my foot!]
Check out Scott’s head in the background…

So… one down, one more to go! I’m going to take a break from knitting and focus on getting that CMSAL completed sometime before the next one starts (in May). I really love how this sock looks, and I’m looking forward to making many more pairs in the future!