Thanks to some swimming lesson knitting, conference call knitting and staying up a wee bit too late, my Toe Up Socks With A Difference are done!
This yarn makes me soooooo happy. The greens and teals mixed with the subtle flecks of brown just get me right in the feels. I’m almost sad that I don’t get to knit these anymore!
Pattern: Toe Up Socks With a Difference by Wendy D Johnson
Yarn: With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint sock in Big Head Little Arms ~ I used 78 grams or roughly 312 yards for these socks
Needles: US 2 nine inch circular and US 2 Dpns
I will definitely make this pattern again. I highly recommend this pattern and yarn to knitters. Anything by Wendy D Johnson is the jam! The fit is good with maybe just not enough ease. I have half an inkling to go down to a US 1.5 needle and keep the same stitch count to bring things in a bit. I will most assuredly want to get some more of this yarn!!! But I have many many skeins in stash to get through first 😉
I’m almost done with my latest socks!
I’ve zoomed through the foot of the second sock and completed the double gusset. Now to turn the heel….
My Toe Up Socks with a Difference have reached HO status!
That’s half finished status. I even wove in the ends after making sure the fit was okay.
It’s not as snug as some of my other pairs but it’s not falling off my foot by any means. The double gusset under the heel feels like it fits nicely but I’d like to wear them before I pass final judgement.
For now I’m going to just admire the fantastic color!! (The sock, not my pasty white winter leg 😂)
My Double Gusset heel socks have been growing.
This has been my purse and webinar meeting knitting. I am almost to the full length of the leg. All that’s left is to start the cuff ribbing. I simply adore the yarn and the color. It makes me happy just to watch it develop.
These socks may not have as much negative ease as my others. But the fit should still be fine. These might be destined to become my favorite bed socks!
I made it past the heel on my Toe Up Socks With A Difference. These had kind of languished at the bottom of the WIP pile. I had completed the stockinette foot and was ready to start heel. This is a new to me heel construction and I needed time and brain space to sit down and just work through it. Both had been in short supply lately, but I finally made it!
The heel is a double gusset heel worked on the bottom of the foot. I’m following a Wendy D Johnson pattern that is free and found here on Rav. It was easy to follow and a pretty slick construction. Time will tell if it’s more or less comfortable than a traditional toe up gusset heel.
In the mean time I need to finish the leg of this sock and get moving on the second sock!