Up all night

I’ve gotten my days and nights completely switched again so I’m getting ready to head to bed now at 6AM. I’m not sure what happened to yesterday  – I slept, read, watched a movie, knit and UNknit on this sock of mine and here it is time to go to bed and I didn’t quilt a stitch but I did do some Wii exercises around 2AM and it chastised me with a mini lecture on the importance of getting enough sleep.

Ignore the chubby little foot but I’ve got a heel of sorts. I had a hard time understanding the instructions after I turned the heel – I figured out how to pick up the first set of stitches but ….well, it’s just too hard to explain. I’m not worried about my mistakes because I’m learning from them.

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Maybe I’ll get a top loaded on the longarm when I get up but I have a feeling I might be picking up this sock again.

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13 Responses to “Up all night”

  • Great job on the sock so far! You’re past all the hard parts and now it’s smooth sailing!

  • Mary – I’ve started knitting socks too – and also with one circular needle with the intent of doing two at once when I get more proficient. In my quest to learn I came across “Kelley’s Sock Class” on YouTube. This woman is amazing – explains it all in so well – piece by piece. Each part of the sock is a lesson. If you haven’t seen this it’s worth a shot. Your sock looks awesome by the way!

  • Diane:

    Cool sock. Have a good day’s sleep!

  • Picking up those stitches is a little confusing—-I read a book that said not to ever worry about it—if you get those little holes–just take a scrap piece of yarn AFTER you have finished the sock and close those holes! I am not quite as far as you are on my sock, I need about 2 inches more and then I can start on the heel. Isn’t it funny how 2 inches seems to take so much longer to get to than when you are quilting? :-) Sweet dreams!

  • Looking good! I can’t wait for you to get this worked out,then I’ll send you send hand dyed yarns to make me some :)

  • San:

    What a terrific looking sock. I understand that the heel can be the toughest part. It looks like you’ve got it all figured out.

  • On my first pair of socks, I got stuck on turning the heel and starting the gusset. Once I saw how it was done (I’m a visual learner) then it was etched in my brain.

    Congratulations on your accomplishment. Now, get some sleep!

  • Woohoo! You’re on the home stretch now…good for you!

  • Amy:

    Wow, you’re just zooming along! Congrats!

    I just got the Toe Up book and have the first Knitting Circles Around Socks book. Next Thursday is my first toe up sock class. I can’t wait! I’m using bamboo circs for my class because I was worried about my other ones being too slippery but I like yours too.

  • Dawn:

    The sock is looking really good……and cute toes-es!!
    dawn

  • I actually found that when I stitched to doing socks from the toe up, the heel turn was much simpler and made a lot more sense…

  • debra:

    is it bad that I think you have cute toes?…. ;-)

  • purplequilts:

    What beautiful painted toe nails attached to such a beautiful foot. Good looking start on a sock, too!

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