Saturday, April 12, 2014
DIY Dumbo Inspired Knitted Socks
I had never attempted toe-up socks prior to knitting these. I always knit mine from the cuff down, simply because that's how I learned to do it. But when I saw this super cute pattern from Urki Gurki (I know, don't you love it??), I knew it was time to learn how to knit a toe-up sock. After all, I knew how to do it the other way; how hard could it be? And for the most part, it was pretty simple.
The pattern was easy to follow, the two-color knitting was easy enough to do, but the heel. OH! the heel! I knit, ripped out and re-knit that heel four times! I finally managed to get it knit because I needed these Dumbo socks in my life. Who wouldn't? But don't ask me to knit a pair for you because these socks are going in the looky-what-I-did-hall-of-fame, never to be knit again! Well, maybe not never; I think I'll try a different, (ahem, less complicated!) toe-up pattern next time, just to get the hang of this type of heel. Maybe then I could conquer these socks again. We'll see. For now, I'm just thrilled they are off the needles and in the sock drawer! Knitting these socks for a full month had me dreaming about them. Time for something much less complicated.
If you want all the knitty-gritty details on these socks and how I knit them, you can check out my ravelry page. You can also find the pattern there. Until next time, may all your days be filled with fairy dust!