A Little Bump In the Road…

Last week was a bit of a blur for me.  I had surgery last Monday and was in the hospital for a couple of days.  Thankfully, I was home for Thanksgiving and my wonderful family brought everything over so we could spend the day together!  I’m finally starting to feel a little better so I’ve picked up my knitting and am trying to catch up.

Yesterday I finished my Turtle Socks!!  Yay!!!  As I mentioned in my last post the pattern was very vague so I took notes & now that I have the pattern in a format that I can follow I love it!  Yay!  The actual pattern is called Knitted ankle socks with lace by Drops design.  And my notes are here.  This sock was actually a lot of fun to knit once I got the pattern straight.  It’s a simple 8 row repeat and since it is an ankle sock it knits up super quick!

There were a few things with the pattern that I had never done before.  The way they turned the heel was a bit strange.  Usually when I make socks I decrease a lot more than what this pattern called for.  But the end result worked out just fine!  Also, I never really understood the toe decrease section of the pattern so I did it the way I know how.  Normally I use the Kitchener stitch to bind off but this pattern had me pull the yarn through the stitches.  I was a little leery of doing it like this but I did and the end result was just fine.  I think a little more pointy than usual but when I tried on the sock you couldn’t tell.  And without further ado here is the sock!

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I’m calling it the Turtle Sock because the top reminded me of a turtle’s shell.  Also…..I’m giving these to my sister and her nickname is Turtle!  So everything fell into place with this sock!  Even the color I choose reminds me of the ocean & turtles.  LOL  Oh the yarn I used was from Mary Maxim, Aloe Sock Yarn.  The color way is Oasis.

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Since I’m still pretty much immobile I want to try to knit a few things for a few people that are coming to the wedding.  Oh yeah, I have to hurry up and heal because the wedding is in 16 days!!!!  OMG I can’t believe the day is almost here!  Thankfully we got most of everything done before the surgery!

I’m going to try to knit a toddler’s hat for my cousin’s daughter who is the flower girl!  I can’t wait to see her in her dress!  🙂

6 responses »

  1. There is nothing like a bit of knitting therapy to get you back on form, these socks are lovely and I love the colours. Glad to hear your on the mend.

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