Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Knitting Goodness: The Evolution of a Sock

My absolute favorite things to knit are socks. I don't know why, really. Maybe it's because it's a nice portable project- I can take it anywhere and pull it out to work on whenever I want. Maybe it's because I love the different colors that sock yarn offers, and the anticipation of discovering what pattern the yarn is going to turn into as the sock progresses. Most of all though, I think it's the actual wearing of the socks...knowing that no one else has a pair of socks JUST like the ones on my feet!

Anyway, I thought it would be kind of cool to post pictures of a sock I made recently, from beginning to end. I think it's fun to see each step of knitting a sock. So, here goes!

This is a picture of all of the stitches cast on to the needle. Kind of hard to imagine that THIS thing is going to be on someone's foot, huh?

Here is the completed cuff!

Here is the cuff and the completed leg. Next stop? The heel!

Completed Heel!

Here is a picture of the heel after it's been turned.

Here is the sock back on the needles for the gusset, and the decreases begin!

Here's a side view!

The gusset is done, now we're on to the foot!

The foot is done, next we're going to decrease for the toes!

Voila. Finished sock. The trick is to finish both socks before the recipient outgrows them. Which sadly, did not happen in this case, as my son decided to go through a massive growth spurt while the suckers were being made.


Jack said...

OMG...I knew it was you the moment I read the Blog title.


Nicole said...


I've missed you! Are you on Facebook or anything like that where I can go to stalk you?

What have you been up to?


Jack said...

hehe..no F book..let me dig up an email.
Is your Immortal Crusaders e-mail active?

Nicole said...

Nah, that email went the way of the dodo when I let the site go.

You can reach me at lorrix@gmail.com, though :)