The Very Good Thing and the Very Bad Thing that I talked about in my last post have had my complete attention over the past few days.
The first Zigzag Garter Stitch Sock is done.
But, taking a turn in the Very Bad Thing department, I decided to knit the second one with a short-row garter stitch toe.
I will either have to live with a pair of socks that are fundamentally different, or I’ll have to nip off that first toe and knit a new one. For some reason, I am not bothered by either outcome. The plan right now is to write up the pattern, so I want the socks to be how I want them. I find that my ideas sometimes take some time to catch up with my knitting.
That little safety pin on the instep is showing where I started my toe shaping the first time. After unraveling the sole, I added 1.75″ of length to the instep, and have already started the sole again. This pattern is very, very fun to knit, and I can’t wait to see whether this time it’ll fit my foot. Fingers crossed.
Please note: When I said I was committed to repairing this sock, I did not say that I’ve committed to a whole pair. I think that the desire to complete this fascinating pattern might be fulfilled by completing just one sock. I’m not sure yet. Pairs of socks are much more useful than just a sock, but maybe I have a golf club around here somewhere that needs a cozy. Now that would be useful.