A “Take Charge” Kind of Person

Good, bad or indifferent, part of me is competitive and there was no way a sock was going to beat me down. Exhibit one, my “no particular pattern” sock that recently proved so troublesome. It is now sock accompli:

finished wild thing sockWhen Terri urged me to show that sock who’s boss, I said, “Yeah. Damn right!” I went right ahead with a heel flap and gusset and said sayonara to the short row. I did change things up a bit though by doing a cushy, rustic-looking garter stitch heel and reverse stockinette toe:

wild thing heel and toeAlthough this sock has a nearly 10-inch leg, there is still plenty of the Sock Hop (Wild Thing) left over from the original 2 ounce 200 yard skein of fingering weight yarn to get a great start on sock number two. Since I still knit in fits and starts, it may be a while before the pair is complete but it will happen.

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