Whew! I have finally finished the Neon Socks! I totally loved the yarn! The colors are amazing! So happy & bright & cheerful! But……. the pattern, just wasn’t feeling it!
I just wasn’t feeling this pattern, so I wasn’t excited when I picked it up to work on it, which is probably why it took me so long to finish. And now after I have finished I don’t have that feeling of satisfaction! The yarn was so pretty & so awesome I wanted the socks to be just as awesome & I feel let down. 😦
The leg of the pattern was fine, it was just a rib pattern. The heel was a short row heel. And this may be all me because this was my first time doing a short row heel, but I didn’t like the way the heel came out. It is kinda square & even though I tried really hard, there were still some holes from wrapping the stitches.
The foot of the heel was done in stockinette stitch & for whatever reason it just seemed way to big. Like it ballooned out from the leg. I probably should have just ripped it all out and gone with a different pattern, but there is just something in me that couldn’t do it. Plus it was my first time doing short rows so I wanted to keep on going.
I did check my gauge every few inches because I was afraid that it was me that was off with the foot. I don’t think it was because the gauge was correct. So, I don’t know what it was, either I knit it too loose (which has never happened) or I was just off on the pattern somewhere. Either way, I didn’t like the pattern & now I’m left with an unsatisfied feeling! grrrrrrr…….
They look ok when they are on, but they are not snug, they are loose. I had to use my large sock blockers. Maybe just need to cast on a few less stitches if I use the pattern again. LOL
Oh and just FYI, when I was washing the socks before blocking them, the water turned pink! I was so worried that it would turn everything pink but it didn’t so all was good on that aspect. LOL
I need something that I will totally love for my next project…. any suggestions? Because I’m really at a loss! LOL And its not because I don’t have a bunch of patterns saved in my Ravelry Queue… But I just don’t know what to start next. So I am open to suggestions. 🙂