Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Good Sock / Bad Sock

Holy cow!

I just want to give a huge thank you to everyone who commented on my last post with well-wishes and encouraging thoughts. I responded to everyone whose email address I could find, so if I wasn't able to get back to you, I apologize. Please know that I appreciate the support that you all so graciously passed on to me on my new endeavor.

In other finishing news, in the past week I have completed two sample knitting projects and a pair of socks for my brother. Unfortunately, the only project I can show you is the socks, and they're not very exciting.

Pattern: Twin Rib Socks from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in Black Pearl
Size: OMG gargantuan and sooooo boring!

In keeping with my plan to knit a charity project in between personal projects, I cast on for a pair of child's socks with some leftover Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride I had lying around from ages ago. I followed the Try a Trio pattern by Ruth Garcia as suggested by the Global Knit organizers on Ravelry. I finished the first pink sock last night. Umm...I don't know what to think. I'm not used to knitting socks in worsted weight yarn on size 4 needles, and while the fabric is undoubtedly thick and sturdy, I'm also not sure there is a person alive who would have a foot slim enough to fit inside without cutting off their circulation. I don't think causing Bulgarian children to lose their feet is quite what Global Knit had in mind with this project. It would make a good banana keeper though.

*sigh* My first project for charity and it's a major fail. I don't have enough yarn of this color to make larger socks. Maybe I'll have to do stripes? Maybe, despite all my experience with skinny children of various ages, I really have no idea what will or will not work? I'm just assuming that if the sock is so small and tight that I can hardly get my hand inside without trouble, putting it on a child would be nothing short of torture. Do over!


Cookie said...

As I recall, children are super tiny people and therefore might be able to wear that sock. Then again, I'm a childless spinster, so what do I know?

How big are those boy/man socks?! o.0


Nora said...

Well, crap. Could you go up a needle size or two and just knit a shorter cuff? Kids are amazingly small... perhaps all is not lost.

Jacey said...

Your heart is in the right place, though. Do overs are allowed!

Yarndude said...

I dunno, I think that sock looks fine... your hand is much wider than a child's foot I think.

Hilary said...

Banana keeper...haha. What a bummer about the teeny socks...I wonder if something in the pattern is off. It's always so hard to figure out what size will be right unless the intended recipient (or someone the same size) is standing right in front of you, so don't beat yourself up!