I'm a knitalong flunkie.
I joined the Sock a month knitalong in january. I knit 2 pair, both in february. Haven't finished anything since. I suck.
However, I've found a way to beat second sock syndrome on this pair. I really want to knit a Green Gable and the yarn store is out of the yarn I want to use. It's coming Friday. I actually have yarn store shopping time on Friday. I will not allow myself to buy the yarn unless I finish sock #2, underway, pictured above.
This is my Greenwood Fibers sock yarn that I've had since January and I haven't finished the socks yet. Shame on me. In my defense, I have been knitting them in the dark which means a lot of tearing out what I've been doing. It's hard to knit with bumply stretchy yarn in the dark on 1s. Remember how they were pooling funny? well, that's because I was increasing stitches all over the place. I figured it out, frogged back several times, and came out with much better looking socks.
This is the "you're putting me on" sock pattern, generic version. I love this pattern. It gives me the shape i like (heel flap and gusset) but I can knit it toe up, allowing me to use my favorite figure 8 cast on and sewn bind-off, two of the reasons I prefer to knit socks toe-up. The main reason, however, is this:
That's all that's left over. I like that about toe-up socks.
now i have to go knit the other one. right away.