Monday, February 25, 2008

My First Sock Came Un-Done!

Yesterday morning I grabbed a pair of knitted socks out of the drawer as I was getting dressed for church. Opal blue denim very first socks! Well, my toes went straight through.....oh no!

About a year ago, I made my very first socks for myself. The first sock I finished the toe w/the kitchener stitch...another first. I thought that I knew what I was doing. My mom always says, "Well, you know what thought did, don't you?" LOL!

I moved on to the second sock and I closed the toe by gathering the stitches & drawing them through the center & pulling tight. I didn't want to do the kitchener stitch. That sock is still intact. I don't know what to do. Is the un-done sock done for good, or can be repaired somehow? Or, is its mate destined to be orphaned? Any ideas?


Anonymous said...

It is definitely salvageable. If you have yarn left over, frog back a couple of rows, then do the kitchener stitch (much more comfortable) and weave the end in on the wrong side all the way across and back a few stitches. Deb, it's another new learning experience! :>)

Anonymous said...

Joansie is right, it is salvagable and now my toes are reinforced with many backstitchings to ensure they can't come undone.

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