Sunday, August 19, 2007

One Sock Down!

Yes, I finished Sock #1 of my Campanulas. I had a bit of an adventure yesterday, when I got so distracted doing the requested "knitting in public" at the LYS that when I got home I got lost in the pattern. Hadn't written down what row I was on. Oops. I erased a bit and started at a point right after some flowers were finished. I knit an entire repeat. And looked. I had repeated the same half of the pattern twice. Oh no!

I was disheartened, so I unraveled all that and said to myself that I just couldn't re-do that a third time, so I did the border. It looked nice. When I put the sock on, heck it was long enough as is! As you can see, it goes to the sheep's foot on the sock blocker. So, all is well, and I can start #2 today.

I did talk the pattern up to a couple of customers today, and one lady wrote the name of the KAL down and told me what a lovely cause it is! I knitted on it a bit at high school band "Everything Day" when my sons got their uniforms, ordered food for game days and such. One dad asked me if I ever put the knitting bag down, but that's as far as it went!

Modifications on this sock: I did a Turkish cast-on rather than short-row, but I did do a short-row heel. On the gusset, I did the increases via paired lifted increase, two inside the edge, which made a little decorative section. I did ten rows of ribbing at the top, and used the bind-off suggested in the pattern. It worked just great!

5 comments:

MezzoDiva said...

That is beautiful, Suna! Thanks for sharing both your first sock completed and about its adventures out in the wide world.

Lauren said...

What a beautiful sock!

peaknits said...

What a gorgeous sock! Seeing yours makes me want to cast aside the sock I am trying to finish so I can start my Campanulas and just jump in!

tapmouse said...

Just beautiful! Love your sock and the color!

Leslie

Suna said...

Thanks, everyone! Sock #2 is close to the heel, and I have the chart, so really look forward to doing the rest and NOT getting lost!

Suna the reading impaired