Anne asked if I would like to give her newest sock pattern a test drive and I was very happy to do so, as I LOVE the pattern. This is a new challenge for me in a few ways. Even though I have been knitting socks for a very long time, I have never attempted to do one from the toe up.
By about the third time around, I got up and started looking on the internet for some photo or video instructions, as I am much more of a visual learner than a book learner. I found a few sites, but the tutorial that Wendy has here on knitty.com helped immensely.
When I finished, I noticed that one side came out nicely and I was happy with it, however the one pictured above to the left looks different. It's a bit bumpy and not as clean looking as the one to the right. Any ideas as to what I may have done wrong? I think I have a few ideas where I may have erred, but I am not really sure. I was going to rip it back again, but it really isn't that bad and I can practice on the mate. :-)
Anyoo.............in spite of my sloppy toes, this pattern rocks! It's very easy to follow and the lacy texture is very pretty. My next challenge is going to be the short row heels. Nope....I've never done those before either, so wish me luck!
I love knitting a pattern that forces me to learn new techniques :-)