Colorwork Sock Chugging Along

July 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm 4 comments

It’s been awhile since I posted pics of my sock class project, the Bosnian slipper sock. I’m getting close to the heel on this toe-up sock and I’ve hit that invisible fear barrier. The one that says, “Sure, you’ve done OK up to now (not counting starting over several times), but you’re totally going to screw up the heel.”  So, I’ve been spinning some lovely brown Shetland fleece instead.

Here’s how the sock looks so far. The sole:


The top (think cheesy noodles!):


And the guts of my colorwork:


If you’re thinking the toe looks weird, I would agree. It’s called a Bosnian toe (appropriate to a Bosnian sock, eh?) and it’s nothing more than a rectangle, from which you pick up the appropriate number of stitches on each of the four sides to start the body of the sock. As mentioned in a previous post, it’s part of a Craftsy online class called Knit Sock Workshop.

Best part so far: I taught myself to knit with one color yarn in one hand (continental style) and the other color in the other hand (English style) at the same time. {insert fireworks here.}  My method involved lots of “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…”

Now I just need a motivation boost to get back into my class video and start that heel. What do you do to get past that fear of messing up when learning a new technique?

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  • 1. introvertedknitter  |  July 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Awesome job on the sock, it definitely looks like cheesy noodles!! In terms of trying new techniques, the best thing about knitting, you can always frog and re-try. Best of luck!

    • 2. tess  |  July 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks ik! I think I’ll put in a lifeline before starting on the heel. I HATE trying to pick up those tiny loops. :-)

  • 3. roguecrafter  |  July 10, 2013 at 7:16 am

    I LOVE the way the bottom looks!

    • 4. tess  |  July 10, 2013 at 8:34 am

      You know, I thought the pattern looked too boring, but I also like how it’s turning out. I also like how this side of the sock is a no-brainer: 2 green, 2 yellow, repeat.

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