Sunday, February 18, 2007

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.



Blogger BertandFelix said...

Love the sock! I will have to do that reverse stockinette thing too! Very cute!

2/18/2007 08:46:00 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

You show that sock who's boss.

2/18/2007 09:32:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Cute sock! :)

2/19/2007 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

so glad you pulled out a can of whoop ass to show the sock who's boss. it looks great!!!!

2/19/2007 07:39:00 AM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

I have a couple of socks, who shall remain nameless, that need to be shown who's the boss in my knitting basket! Thanks for sharing your "tuff" side!

2/21/2007 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Love the sock! Great ideas. :)

2/21/2007 03:46:00 PM  
Blogger KniTdds said...

I like-a.
Happy tasty sock and lovely yarn to boot.

So,is the garter stitch heel extra cushy then?

2/24/2007 08:07:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Looks great! I like the garter heel. I'll add that to my list of sock things to try. Sorry I had to hang up on you the other day. I'll email you shortly!

2/24/2007 01:30:00 PM  

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