Two inches forward and one inch back

Just over a week into October, the fuscia kilthose are going along at an obedient clip. It looks like this.

Looks kind of weird, eh? That is, believe it or not, right side out. That’s because this sock, ladies and gents, has a fold down cuff. Yes, its really true – On this already tiny-needled, many-stitched project, large sections of this sock are completely redundant. Loads of extra knitting just to look spiffing. You can forgive this a little when you see what the aim of said redundancy is:

Okay, maybe you can’t really tell from that picture. But it’s neat faux-argyle lace, and it is indeed cute and fits.

But it also means that I have knit a 13-inch (as of this writing) tube… that is only 8 inches of sock on my leg. (When the tube stretches over my leg, it also loses length.)

To be a successful knitter, I think you have to be able to ignore the truth of what you’ve gotten yourself into. At least a little.

2 thoughts on “Two inches forward and one inch back

  1. Jonica says:

    “to be a sucessful knitter, I think you have to be able to ignore the truth of what you’ve gotten yourself into. At least a little”

    Truer words have never been spoken! I am glad that the sock yarn is working out for you. And it looks wonderful!

    Jonica

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  2. Linda says:

    How are your hands? It’s a very pretty purple.

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