*I loved the mom memories you all shared yesterday. Thanks.
Here is the first sock of the first pair of 2017.
Pin Stripes free Ravelry pattern. (Inspired by Dee’s Pin Stripe Sock start)
Top down construction.
Knitted in Lost City Knits (Oklahoma) Summer Sunset Colorway on size 1 double points.
Toe: Kitchener ‘d . (Big big thanks to Deb of Caffeine Girl for the Techknitting link ) I was finally able to kitchener without tears. You use knitting needles to knit and purl off the stitches . I’m thrilled. I felt like I learned something yesterday.
I’ll cast on the second sock tonight. Looking forward to it.
My toe up sock is on hold. I did the toe part well, but I’m all wonky at the heel and gusset. No hurry. Someone will be able to explain it to me in the future. I’m ready to enjoy the second Summer Sunset Top down sock knitting later today.
A nice thought: String Theory Yarn shop is a place I’ve never visited. I am on their email list however. I donated to their charity knits this year. She posted today, that who better to knit for than ourselves? She also said, that many many customers say with a FO, “but it has a mistake in it” .
Of course it does, she says. She owns the shop and she makes mistakes, and she goes on. She says she just doesn’t point them out.
How honest. How freeing for me. I thought it was just me. With the mistake thing. It felt great to read her permission to make a mistake paragraph. Not that I’m looking to make any knit mistakes, but they happen. Stuff happens.
And when it happens, I’m really glad to have you all to lean on.