Yarn: Elann Sock It To Me, dutch blue
Needles: 2.75 mm
Look! Look! My very first practice socks!!! :-D This was fun. I can see why people are addicted.
When I made the 1st, I wrote down how many rounds I did for the leg and how many rounds for the foot (46 & 33), thinking I could use this in making its mate and to make sure both were identical. Well that was no help in the 2nd. I tried knitting this 2nd one tighter since I thought the 1st was a bit on the loose side. As a result, the row gauge changed.
Am I supposed to block these? I don't have any sock blockers yet.
Oh, about that title. It should mean that the socks are finished. I was having a brain fart and couldn't remember how the adjective fini (pp of finir) should agree with the fem pl word chaussettes. Fini is masc, finie is fem. So finies is fem plural, right?
This 2nd one fits better than the 1st one. The laddering has improved compared to the 1st, however you can still see it on both sides.
The top view is not very exciting. I think the 1st is on the left, 2nd on the right.
I am very pleased with the ankle area. Not as holey as the 1st one. These 2 pics also give you a better close up of the ladders. :-(
I love the heel flap.
I actually made the 2nd sock slightly differently than the 1st, you know, just to try something new. The heel flap is worked a little differently. Same but different. I think I did a better job with it in this 2nd one. I also worked the whole gusset section a little differently too.
And to continue in this theme of trying to do things a little differently, I also did a slightly different toe decrease in the 2nd one. The 1st sock is on the left, where I did slow decreases and then faster ones nearer the end. The 2nd sock on the right had constant decreases all the way, making it more "pointy". I haven't decided whether one way is better than the other. I think I like the more "rounded" toe (left one) a little bit more.
I guess I got a little picture-happy since this is my very first pair of socks. I did have fun knitting these, even though they were on itty bitty 2.75 mm pointy sticks. I'll definitely do another pair. I think Practice Pair #2 should start at the toe.
I'm not sure when I will actually wear these socks. Probably just around the house. I've been wearing shoes similar to the one shown here with thin trouser socks. These knit socks would be a bit too thick for the shoes.
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