Sock SurgeryAugust 9, 2006
So I am not yet a nurse, but apparantly I am a sock surgeon. I dropped 2 stitches in the heel and didn’t notice until I got to the toe. There is no before picture, but I got a during surgery pic, this is after I made the first incision:
Here is the after picture, with the scar that I hope will in time heal and be less noticeable.
Notice the Pointy Toe, there is a purpose for that. I realized that only my socks need this and if I get brave one day I will take a picture of my feet. They are mostly narrow feet with a really tiny little toe and then my big toe and second toe are really long, hence the pointy toe…
See…my two toes fit in that pointy section. Yes it is odd, but I don’t care. I am learning about my feet so that I get socks that fit better.
The yarn is Trekking XXL. At first I had no idea what people were raving about…so it is self striping…what was the big deal? I knitted with it and I was on size 1’s and man they were taking forever. The yarn wasn’t as soft as some of the other yarns, like Claudia Handpainted or Socks that Rock.
When I tried it on I realized the magic. The sock fits like a glove. It is feels very nice on my feet and oddly in this summer weather my foot enjoyed wearing it.
It is a co of 72 stitches in a 2X2 rib for about 2 inches and then stockinette stitch to the heel where I did a short row heel and just a standard toe where I added a few extra rounds to the toe to go up around my 2 long toes. If it wasn’t for the sock surgery I this would have been relatively uneventful sock knitting.
I finished another sock, but can’t find the picture so I will have to post about it later….tomorrow, maybe.
Thanks for all of the thoughts. I am okay. Every few months my relationship with Tony hits these big bumps and sometimes I don’t know where we are going with it, in the end we love each other. I am staying the course with what I have planned and will be starting school again in a few weeks. It is on my mind and I am trying not to get anxious about it. I better finish a lot of my projects now while I have the time.