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!
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.
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! 🙂