Monday, August 10, 2009

Oh, this is SO pathetic.

Do you know what this is? Well, if the picture wasn't blurred beyond recognition, do you think you'd know what it is?

The start of a toe of a sock! I managed to figure out (with group assistance) the ins and outs of the Magic Cast On--which is not as hard as it looks initially--and did three rows. Well, did it twice as my first cast on was as tight as Joan Rivers' face (hey, she jokes about it). My second cast on was less painful and I managed to get the first row knitted on. After a small happy dance, I did the first increase row. Next up will be another knit row, but I think I'll leave it for a time when I'm not exhausted and suffering from dry contacts. Yeah, it's small and I can easily redo it, but why duplicate effort if it's not necessary?

To get the whole kit and kaboodle home, I decided to improvise my own needle case.

Yeah, sometimes I'm so sharp I just about cut myself. No need to worry about fragile size 1 DPNs! Just insulate them against shocks with your yarn.

It's silly, I know, but hey. Take what pride you can in whatever accomplishments you can own. It's just a toe, but I did not let it scare me. I did not let the sock intimidate me into backing down. I deserve cake now. And maybe some milk.


Kate said...

I remember my first attempts at a toe-up sock. It took forever to cast on the tiny number of stitches. Keep going. :-D

Silver Phoenix said...

It just looks so lumpy! But it's my lumpy first sock, so I love it anyway. :-)

Marigold said...

Sometimes the lumpy-ness evens out as the sock gets longer. Really! and I was thinking, the breaking point of one needle is pretty low, but when they're all bundled together, they're much stronger!