Second sock syndrome

I’ve finally gotten past turning the heel on a second sock, and have reached the always discouraging “knit in same pattern until 3-1/2 inches from the end of where you want to be” stage. Eh. So how many nights of knitting 5 rows a night will it be before I’m surprised by progress? And how many dark, bleak days will there be, until I’m able to take a picture of that doesn’t look like mud? The yarn is so lovely (Mountain Colors Bearfoot, in the Alpine color combination).

If you want me, I’m lost somewhere in the second arch, knitting along. It’s the Lichen ribbed sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. The first sock turned out wonderful after a few broken knitting needles and gauge issues. You can check my Rav page for more details if you have access.

Next project: something on larger needles. But it may still be a “finish up” project.

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2 Responses to “Second sock syndrome”


  1. 1 Anne Bonney October 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Sometimes I knit both socks concurrently – two sets of needles, two balls of yarn – or feeding yarn from the inside and outside of one large ball. I knit the cuff of one, then the other; likewise heel flap, heeling turning, etc. Sometimes that makes me feel better about knitting two things that are EXACTLY the same. Other times, I use two or more colors for the pair and change them up in different ways. That way the pair goes together, but there are variations. Just a thought.

    • 2 wordtapestry October 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Well yes. That is an option. Unfortunately, I managed to break my other set of needles that was to gauge.


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