Sunday, April 09, 2006

Good sock, bad sock

Ack! I was so thrilled to be knitting my new socks on Friday night. At the last minute I changed my mind and decided to make the Falling Leaves socks, and after one false start I was amazed to find the first sock materializing on my needles; what a cool way to form the toe! But last night when I sat down to continue, I realized that something is seriously wrong. One side looks terrific, and the other side has big holes evenly spaced along the join. I can't decide what I've done wrong, so tomorrow I hope to find someone who can help me figure it out. Can anyone tell from my photos (click to enlarge - that's the top of the Eucalan bottle showing through where the pink is) what the problem is? I love the yarn and the color, and it's killing me to stop knitting for a while. I think I must be off by one stitch on that side, but it could also be a twisted stitch. Ah, well. I wanted a learning experience: here it is.

good side

bad side

Tomorrow's post will be written by a guest blogger. She'll be writing tutorials on goldfish crackers and on training parents to be early risers. Like 4 am early. Yup. Breakfast cannot wait until 6.


  1. I don't really know what to tell you but I do know your knitting is beautiful.

  2. I have read of a couple of different ways to get of the holes on short rows. This article on talks about short rows. Hope it helps you. I don't usually knit toe-up socks. I think the top-down sock method fits my feet better.

  3. What a super cutie she is! I will look forward to what she has to say *smile*!