Sunday, October 08, 2006

One is done

The first sock for my friend's birthday is complete!

I'm very happy with the toe and then again I'm NOT happy with the toe. I'm not sure how to keep it from being sort of pointy where the first and last stitches are located at the beginning and end of the grafting. I am happy that my Kitchener stitch looks great though!


Carolyn said...

Yay! A finished sock!!!

Those pointy corners are, for reasons unbeknownst to me, called dog ears. You can avoid them by making your socks toe-up (g) or by taking the edgemost stitches and slipping (as if to, and actually drop) them over the stitch one in from the edge. You'll have four less stitches to kitchner, and the pointies will be diminished.

:) Carolyn

Whimsical Knitting said...

I was about to give the same tip that Carolyn gave you, it works like a charm, too!
Sock is looking good.

Beth said...

Beautiful sock, Penny. I would give you the same advice as Carolyn. That's how I do all my toes and it really helps with the dog ears.

Pensguys said...

Thanks, ya'll! I'll try Carolyn's tip on the next sock.

Sydney said...

Sock looks lovely, Penny! Your friend will love the gift.


Pensguys said...

Thanks, Sydney! I just hope they aren't too big!

Beth said...

Hey Penny,
I keep coming back to check for an update on your sock progress. How goes the second sock?