What you see to the left is my seventeenth – okay, third – attempt at starting my grey Koigu sock. I frogged the 60 stitch first attempt, then a 68 stitch one, then a 72 stitch effort, which also included trying to put in a lace pattern, from Barbara Walker’s stitch dictionary. I thought I would need the extra stitches to incorporate the pulling in of the lace, but as it turns out, the sock is now large enough to cover the Yeti’s foot. I’m a short-row expert by now, and am amazed at my tenacity with this project.
So, a fourth attempt has been started with the other skein, with 64 stitches, and although not photographed here, it seems like this will be the one. The lace pattern isn’t very clear here, but it looks beautiful on the sock.
Consolation: 1) Who knows, after all these false starts I might actually have my own, very first, sock pattern to offer. Watch this space (but don’t hold your breath!). 2) Also, the Koigu holds up very well to repeated frogging. 3) Finally, I have not stabbed myself (or anyone else) with the size 0 needle – yet.
Update: edited some errors.