Uptight Socks

It’s not the pattern, it’s not the technique, it’s not the yarn or any of the other things that I could blame. 

Leyburn 1

My Sock#2 for Socktoberfest were meant to be Leyburn Socks.  This is my first time doing toe-up socks and everything was going along swimmingly.  I followed the instructions and all the helpful Ravelry tips.  I turned the heel and then I tried it on for size.  SNAP!!!  My yarn actually snapped because the heel was so tight and there was no way to salvage anything after that.  

All I could do was F-R-O-G


Leyburn 2

Someday, I will knit these socks and I will learn how to knit toe-up!

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9 Responses to Uptight Socks

  1. celticcaston says:

    DOH! Sucks that they didn’t pan out for you. I have them on my list too and will learn toe ups someday!

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Poor poor yarn…I hope this doesn’t put you off knitting this pattern or learning toe-up. I did have issues about the first pair I made but then quickly learned how and where to increase stitches so that the sock can go over the heel without a problem.

    So what did you decide on a replacement Sock #2 for Socktoberfest then?

  3. Rene' Sharp says:

    Hi there. Just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your blog!! Your knitting is stunning and the photography is just awesome. I regularly visit here. Your stalker from South Africa!

  4. Ana says:

    So sorry to hear about your socks. That has to be very frustrating. They were looking fabulous.

  5. desiknitter says:

    too bad it had to go, because it looks lovely! gorgeous photo, like a purple mountain in mist.

  6. Rain says:

    Oh no no!! That’s sad. Love the purple though 😉 Is it the malabrigo sock yarn?

    Do try again cos toe up is the way to go!!!

  7. Yasmin says:

    And it was looking so pretty too! I’m sure you’ll get around to doing it perfectly soon enough. Your work is so neat. sadly there was problem with this project but whatever I can see of it , it looks like such beautiful knitting. BTW, lovely yarn and colour .

  8. Charmaine says:

    Oh no! Keep persisting, you will get there!

  9. mazhalai says:

    i understand -my onam socks are unwearable since they dont get past my ankle 😦
    i was obstinate and kept knitting thinking the yarn will ease up.
    now i just look at the pretty socks

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