Ta-Da! One sock! The 2nd one should go much faster because for this one I had to make lots of changes along the way compared to my friends written instructions (which she wrote out by looking at another sock - she just knits with no pattern). I've written down all my notes. And then after I knit the 2nd sock for this one, I am going to knit another pair using these directions, with more changes! I guess that is how one goes about getting a perfect sock pattern for themselves.
This sock is a bit wide for me, but seeing that it is done - I won't be changing it. But the next pair - well, I think it will have to be a good 10 stitches narrower through the foot. See the 2 side-by-side? You can see that mine is a bit wide but not overly so.
I have to learn how my friend makes such a perfect rounded toe - even though I grafted my stitches I still have the slightly squared look. I did some internet searching and came up with the suggestion to slip the outside stitches over each other with a crochet hook before grafting and that will help get roundness. Any other tips? But really, look at her perfect toes. And the decrease stitches fall centered where mine seem to be at the top of the foot. Hummm.
And look how that sock looks on my feet! Oh so comfy! I think part of why I love the red sock so much is the Kroy yarn, but I have to say - I am wearing my blue sock right now and the Regia yarn I used, although thin is very warm! Warmer than the Kroy (red sock) which is on my other foot. Any other favorite sock yarns out there?
And how are the rest of you doing with Judy's knit-along?