July 10, 2007

Summer of socks (several weeks late but whatev)

So the Summer of Socks has officially started and in honor of that I’ve decided that I want to design my very own sock. I have all sorts of Big Ideas about what I want it to look like and knit like… basically I want a guy sock that’s interesting but semi-mindless to knit, would be wearable by any guy out there, and has nice, clean, well thought-out detailing.

Easier said than done, right?

So I started with this cable pattern which is off of a bag I knit last year but never sewed a lining in and therefore have never used (I should probably do that, huh):
cable knit bag

And I want it to go gracefully down the leg of the sock and then split into a smaller cable at the foot… so I sketched it all out:
And I started knitting….

And somehow during the sketching process I effed up the cables. I flipped them. So basically I knit a wave instead of a braid:

Crap. But this is a learning process so I ripped it out and started again with only minor cussing… Well then I got about halfway down the leg and decided that I don’t like the cables at all. I want them to be neater and tighter and cross closer together and this isn’t what I was picturing and it has to be better than this b/c I’m designing it myself and…. I ripped it all out again.

Ugh. And I haven’t even gotten to the heel turn where my cable is going to magically split into a smaller one. I’ve figured it out on paper (in autocad. Who am I kidding.) but apparently that doesn’t always work.

Right at this moment I’m very discouraged… Boo.

In other news - I had a wonderful, fantastic long weekend with my friends... I'm still sorting out all of the pics.... Also - Hi to all of my grandma's friends who are now reading this!

5 comments:

  1. minor cussing? oh, let it rip!

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  2. Don't be discouraged!! I think it's quite a challenge to design a cabled sock. I know you will get it all worked out in the end though. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  3. I know you'll be able to do it! And then you'll write up that fantastic pattern for the rest of us!

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  4. I know you can do it! Good luck with your design! You got to just suck it up and put the lining in that cute purse!

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  5. You can do it! Just let the F-bomb fly a couple of times to blow off steam. ;-)

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