Socks

Feb. 7th, 2010 02:08 pm
transient_orange: (sweet devil)
I have a love/hate relationship with them.

I love getting weird socks. The tackier the better. I've got them with penguins, snowmen, black cats, foxes, spiderwebs, reindeer, ducks, bunnies, cows, and other odd things. I love picking up holiday socks and try to as often as possible.

This being said, you'd think that I'd like knitting socks more. For some reason, I'm picky when it comes to knitting socks.

I've learned that I really don't like toe-up knitting and it causes me to throw the project aside. I had one that was almost to the heel and then decided to start the other one. I don't mind casting on the toe up socks, it's doing the blasted heel that I honestly dislike. I don't mind doing the heel when it's top down, even though I inevitable screw it up each time. There are never the amount of stitches to pick up that the pattern claims there should be. I'm doing something wrong.

But when I find a pattern I like, it makes it worth it. I've only made one complete pair of socks and I'm starting my second pair now. I've got most of the leg down and am working my way down to turn the heel and then attach the gussets. It seems like a strange language that I'm speaking here, because even a year ago I would have been confused and asked what the hell is a "gusset"? I don't even know how to explain it to the non-knitter, other than it's how you attach the heel to the rest of the sock.

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