I’ve finished my first sock ever! It did take me a number of times, though. But apparently, three times really is a charm.
The first time I tried, I used the magic loop method. I’d heard so many good things about it, so I gave it a go. To be honest, I myself think it is a lot of fuss. It prevents you from knitting on, because you have to pull the loop through all the time. I couldn’t get the joining edge stitches right either. No matter how hard I pulled my yarn, I was left with big, gaping holes. I still wanted to finish it, but the sock got put on hold. And when I wanted to work on later on, I had lost my notes and got completely lost. So I frogged it.
I got myself nice new bamboo dpns and started over. Old-school style.
This method worked a lot better for me. Until I got to the heel. I needed to knit a Dutch heel, but I just didn’t understand the pattern. I tried and I tried, but unfortunately I ended up with big gaping holes again. After a while, I finally figured out that my problem was in the way I lead my yarn. Too late at this point, though. So I frogged it.
Now I knew that I would finally be able to get past the heel. So I tried a third time.
And it worked.
I am now working on the second sock, and it goes a lot faster. Probably because I really want to finish it, so I can get started on crazy socks with silly patterns. So if you know of such patterns and/or books, please let me know. I’ve already found some really cool patterns on ravelry, but I’m convinced I’ll be hungry for more. All tips are welcome!