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Friday, December 21, 2012

On The Needles

The 12 in 2012 Sock Challenge is nearly over.  I decided to make a pair of short socks for my 12th pair and showed them here. That night, I sat down and finished the first sock.  Then I tried it on and it was a bit too small.  I promptly put it back in the bag and ignored it.

I ignored it until 2 days ago when Denise posted about her 20 pair in 2012!  You know that lit a fire under me so I went in and un-kitchenered the toe--oh yeah, that was fun!--and pulled out several rows and tied on more yarn.  Now I am working the toe decrease again and am anxious to start the second sock so I can say I completed the 12 in 2012 Challenge. (If you follow that link, you can see all of Denise's fabulous socks.) 

During my pouty time over the socks, I decided to start this Honey Cowl using this bulky Jiffy yarn that was in my stash.  This is an easy pattern to kit.  I'm using size 10 needles, the short version of the pattern and cast on a few more stitches.

The cowl will be set aside until the 12th pair of socks is finished.


heyitskarla said...

Congratulations on completing the 12 in 2012 challenge! (I just know you'll finish that second sock.) Will you do a 13 in 2013 challenge?

Nancy said...

I used to make socks too short until I purchased a sock blocker and marked where to begin the toe decreases on it. Now, I can slip the sock on the blocker at anytime and have a visual reference for how many more rows/inches I need. I've done this with different sizes of sock blockers, so I don't have to guess even on gift socks. I recommend it.!

Diane Wagner said...

Good Job, Judy! I admire you for going back and fixing that sock. I just know you will be happier with it done right. Merry Christmas.