Toe-up socks.

It’s been over a year since my secret pal 6, Sneaksleep gave me a beautiful skein of sock yarn. I can’t believe it has taken me a whole year to knit a pair of socks. I started knitting pretty much a day after I got the yarn in the mail.

I started with the standard cuff-down style sock and then after I was halfway done with the 2nd sock, I realized that I did the gusset wrong on the first sock. Should I rip the first sock back or do the 2nd sock in the same incorrect way?

I wanted perfectly knit socks, so I ripped back both the first and second sock. (Why the 2nd sock? I have no idea, I can’t remember.) Anyways, I finally knit a pair for the V-man using the toe-up method. And no, they aren’t perfect either, but this time I just said SCREW PERFECTION and kept knitting.

Vince loves them but, of course, has no need for them as none of us wear any socks in Singapore (except for Jeremy when he goes to work). So much for practical gifts.


Yes, I know he has his shoes on the wrong foot.

This pair of socks also counts for my Socktoberfest entry! Woo hoo!

One thought on “Toe-up socks.”

  1. Well those are quite special! Love the red marker as well. Knitting has become very popular among the “young crowd” here in Texas. We went to an outdoor concert and there were several 17-18 year buys that were wearing hats they’d each knitted themself. One of them had loops as big as a fishing net but he’d done it himself and he was so proud. Totally cracked me up.

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