Starting the New Year strong with my knitting resolutions, I cast on the second of my Diamond Gansey socks which I first knit back in May of 2009. Yes, you read that right… almost FOUR years ago.
It’s a very pretty sock, but I had issues with it. It was my first (and last actually) toe-up sock and for some reasons I had problems sizing it correctly. I made them originally for my mom who has smaller feet than me, and the socks turned out to be too big on me even, which would mean they would be gigantic on her! So I kind of left the poor single sock languishing. Maybe it was fate because after being pregnant my feet actually got bigger (don’t even get me started on how annoying I think this is) and now the sock fits perfectly! Maybe old me knew that I would be needing some bigger socks later on, LOL! Anyway, now that they fit I figured this is the best time to get them done. So I cast on right away (on January 1st even) only to find that my gauge has since changed and obviously I am too lazy to do a swatch so I just knit the toe and a repeat or two until I figured that it was off. I had to change needle sizes twice but finally I got it! So here I am, almost done with the foot and excited about starting the year off on the right (and eventually prettily clad) foot! 😉
And as you haven’t seen the dogs in a while, here are some iPhone pics of the two of them… Winter time means cuddling on blankets and stuffed animals too.
As you can see, they are as cute now as they were when you last saw them!