Saturday Socks, finished on a Thursday, with a successful attempt at Kitchener Stitch
I was waiting for a day off before attempting to finish my first pair of socks. I knew that the bus commute to work was not the place to try the Kitchener Stitch for the first time. Luckily, I've taken a couple of extra days off over Easter, and today was the perfect time to do it.
I got help. No matter how many times I read the written instructions to do the stitch, they just didn't make any sense at all. I turned to The Knit Witch's video on YouTube for advise, and it made everything clear.
I think I made a little hole in the first sock, but as long as it is still functional, I don't really mind.
Here's how they turned out...
They are miles too big for me - I have skinny legs, so I think 64 stitches is way too many - and I should have made the foot length shorter, but all in all, I'm very proud of them.
Actually, they are so big that my fiancé can wear them at a stretch...
I think I'm going to keep knitting socks. When I first started knitting, I didn't really see the point - a lot of effort for something that would be covered by shoes and trouser legs - but I've found that they are very portable, quite quick and challenging enough to be interesting. A yellow pair next, me thinks.