The Knitting Hour: Dumbledore Socks Hours 12-14

The Knitting Hour: Dumbledore Socks Hours 12-14

Hi again!  My sock is finally looking like a sock!  I didn’t get too much done this week because I spent a lot of time fiddling with my new Silhouette.  I’m working on a few blog posts so you can see that process, find out how the world was conspiring against me, learn how awesome it is, and learn from my mistakes.  But that’s all for later.  Right now it’s all about the hourly progress on the Dumbledore socks.  I should apologize a bit fore the quality of some of my pictures.  Since I try to take a picture every hour and I am often knitting at night, I don’t really have the luxury of waiting till the next day to get good lighting.  I’ve been throwing some ideas around in my head to try and make the night lighting better (or maybe make a light box), but I haven’t gotten to that yet.  So, hopefully I’ll eventually fix the bad lighting issue.  For now, enjoy my progress!

Hour 12: It’s a sock!



So this is the point where I can officially say I have a sock.  It’s a no-show invisible sock, but I could ostensibly finish it off here and call it a day.  I didn’t though, nor was I tempted too, but it was still an exciting point.  For the next sock, I think I will join the heel back with the green with a simple knit stitch.  You can kind of see a little bit that using the rib stitch made it a little messier than I would like.  I also messed up a bit on the first few rows, but you can’t tell unless you really look for it.  You should be proud of me, I didn’t rip out my stitches to fix a little error!

Hour 13: An ankle sock



At this point I’ve pretty much decided to title by the sock length.  I’m mostly guessing at the right size based on pictures and how it fits on me.  At this point I took the sock off and tried it on to figure out how long I wanted it to be.  It fit like a glove.  Remember earlier when I said I was worried that I was headed for disaster by putting the heel on at 4″ instead of 6″?  Well, I need not have been worried.  This is also about how long I usually wear my socks.

Hour 14: Quarter Crew



This is about the right length for an ankle sock.  While it isn’t even half of what the pattern suggests before switching to the letter boxes, I will probably switch soon.  I’m trying to go for a 3/4 crew I think.  The pattern calls for an additional 3.5″ in stitching after switching, so I think it’s about time to switch.  I want to count how many rows I’ve done and record that so that I can make the second sock the same height.

Well, that’s all for this week!  Join me on Friday for some web inspiration on what to do with fabric scraps.  Oh, and let me know in the comments what you think of my website (re)design!

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