Yesterday, I conquered evil! I climbed a mountain! I reached a goal!
I KNIT A SOCK!
I finally get it! I used Charlene Schurch's book "Sensational Knitted Socks" and bit off a small piece - the classroom sample sock. I used some ack-rylic red heart super saver to assuage my heart from "wasting" good sock yarn (of which I have an ample supply).
Here we are, turning the heel:
Those are size 6 Lion-brand plastic DPNS. Scary huh. Only one was injured in the process of knitting this sock. Maybe my tension was a bit tight? I broke the tip off on a ssk decrease. The only problem I encountered was what to do with the needle-1 picked-up stitches on the gusset. A quick check on the internets revealed that Grumperina had wondered the same thing, and she provided the answer on how to handle this dilemma. **note to Charlene Schurch - you need to tell us to KNIT those stitches! We are not psychic.**
Here we are, ready to kitchener the toe:
Check out the toe:
Another shot of the finished sock:
Sometimes, I amaze even myself.