I promised my fiancé a long time ago, that I would make him a pair of crochet socks when he asked me to marry him… Well he is my fiancé, so now I have to make socks; I am terrified super excited about making them for many reasons. One reason being, that I have yet to endeavor anything like adult socks (or any garment really); and this is my chance to expand my Crochet horizons and increase my skills. I have made baby booties for friends before but I think an adult sock is a little bit different, because if they don’t look right or do not fit properly, the baby won’t/can’t hurt my feelings inform me to the mistakes or fitting.
As a ploy to look Cool, Calm, and Collected; I took Joe (the Fiancé) to a Yarn shop with me to pick out the colors for his new sock.
As you can see the yarn he picked is some lovely Paton Kroy Sock Yarn (1.75oz per skein, Super Fine weight, Color# 55048). I picked up four skeins, just in case (mostly I had no clue how much I would need, but Joe didn’t need to know that).
After a while of Joe bugging me constantly about socks, I picked up a book entitled I can’t believe I’m Crocheting Socks! I purchased this from my local craft store. That shut him up for a while trying to decide which of the 12 patterns he liked more for his first pair of handmade socks. (If you haven’t guessed by now I have been majorly procrastinating on making these socks)
He did however decide. . .
Now that there are no more excuses, I have been trying to make a “mock sock”. This is a starter sock so I can practice the patterns and stitches before beginning the Real Socks. I even took a class at my local crafting store on sock making, but to no avail I got stuck on my uneven toes in the toe-up patterns. But for the past few weeks I have been researching the different sock styles and looking up videos on YouTube. I do believe that I am ready to try again. (Cuff-Down this time)
Just do me a Favor and don’t tell Joe, if I finally get these socks right then they will be given as a Christmas or Birthday present.
Wish Me Luck (I’m Going to Need It!).
P.S. I have been using a different yarn with my “mock sock”, than the Kroy. The reason being, that I knew I would be Frogging the “mock sock” a lot, and I didn’t want to mess up Joe’s sock Yarn (I so Smart!).
P.P.S. Just in case you all got worried, the Practice yarn is the same weight and ply of the Kroy. I knew it had to be in order to get my gauge right and so I would be seeing the same thing as on the Real Socks.
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