Been two days, and the socks have been going well. The wool was really nice to work with, the pattern was really easy to be followed. Apart from the sporadic sniffles every now and then, I enjoyed making this.
I mean, no fiddling with four or five DPNs? No fiddling with stitch holder? Heel flap and gusset is done at the same time? No picking up stitches? This must be the easiest sock pattern I could ever find. But then… I started to lost interest in this sock. Not because of it wasn’t challenging enough, or that I got bored. But because of.. THIS,
Can you see what I see? Yes. Holes.
Because of the way the heel flap and gusset was done, it creates holes. If you want to see it as a part of the design, be my guest. I know some designs deliberately utilise holes as part of their design. But these holes aren’t deliberate. And I don’t like the holes.
But I carried on, of course. I just wanted to see how it finished.
Now it doesn’t look appealing at all isn’t it? Another thing that I found slightly awkward is the toe part. It looks really pointy, but it probably looks better later when it is sewn together. But I should do it later because if I sew it now, there is possibility that I would never finish the second sock.
Apparently Second Sock Syndrome is real. I am not taking my chance.
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