I have been working on the socks over this Christmas break. I kept track of my rows on the cuff with hash marks this time. I then progressed to the ankle section. Where you have to crochet down the row ends of the cuff and then slip stitch the ends together. That went pretty smoothly. Next up was the heel flap which was worked in rows off the ankle section. The last steps I completed were the heel turning steps. This is the section that makes the little “cup” for your heel. You can really get lost here if you don’t keep track of your stitches and the decreasing over sc and the next sc crochet of row 15 of the heel flap.
I stopped there because I had to write out the next section instructions on to paper from the PDF file I have on the computer. I don’t have ink in the printer at this time and I don’t want the computer on just to look at the pattern. Also I might do my crocheting in bed, don’t want laptop on the bed for Sully to bump or walk on the keyboard. 🙂
The next section is the gussets and foot. This part might make me pull at my hair a bit. I was reading it and at some point I have to have a marker for the beginning of round and two for each end of the gussets. If that doesn’t drive me to madness it sounds like the toe shaping section might, you have to double marker the same stitch. I hope I don’t move the wrong marker up as I complete each round of the toe! EeeeK!
If I complete the first sock and still have half a brain, I might rest it a bit before starting the second sock. 😛
Update on Sox Number One
Well there was no hair pulling while doing the gussets and foot. Once I got to going it all made sense. Sometimes the instructions can be scary at first, then you do a few rounds and say to yourself, “What was I making such a fuss about?” So I had my full brain to tackle the toe section. The part about double markering the beginning stitch of a round was not necessary. I use colored paper clips for my stitch markers, so the gussets markers were both red and the beginning stitch was a green paperclip. So that worry was removed. Again once I got to going the instructions made more sense, I was no longer intimidated by them.
I am happy to report that I have conquered sock making. Sox number two should be a breeze! 😀
Project Name: Kay’s Purple Shaza Socks
Pattern Used: Colorful Crochet Socks Red Heart Pattern # WR1783 (free Downloadable Pattern)
(Rainbow Sherbert Socks on AllFreeCrochet.com)
Designed by: Kathy Wesley for Red Heart Yarn
Started on: 10/10/2017
Hook Used: E/4 – 3.50 mm
Stitches Used: Single Crochet
Colors Used: Herrshcners Afghan Yarn 100% Acrylic 2 ply Fine Weight in 0112 Seascape and 0069 Grape Frost