So, tonight? I finished the first real sock* – one I can actually wear.
I am offishully a sock knitter. The kitchener stitch was oddly satisfying. And even though it’s only half a pair, I feel a sense of accomplishment. I have knitted myself something other than cold-weather wear. I have made a sock.
Of course there are a few mistakes and I corrected more than a few dropped stitches, and it is in no way the perfect sock. But it’s mine and I made it.
I don’t know why, but this simple act of making a sock has got me feeling like I can conquer just about anything in the knitting world.
*Yarn and pattern info for those who care – Koigu KPPPM, instructions were for basic socks from knitty’s Socks 101 & Sensational Knitted Socks book, the pattern is the woven rib from Sensational Socks. Fantastic kitchener stitch instructions also from knitty.