Wow… here it is, my first SOCK! And… it does not fit me... haha! :/ It's too big, especially around the ankle and heel. Also a problem with the yarn. Around where the ankle/heel/gusset is, where I attached a new ball of yarn... see how the colors of the variegation there and throughout the foot of the sock pool differently than on the leg of the sock. I bought the same color way, but skeins behaving very different, which is odd for commercially produced yarn. I went down a needle size around the ankle area to see about a better fit, and that did help some. During the knitting process I did try the sock on to test the fit. I had a little trouble at the start with gauge initially, as the yarn is an odd 3 ply thing, and not 4 ply...almost a kind between fingering and DK weights, and I was really juggling between needle sizes to try and find something that would work. Otherwise the sock construction is great, everything as it should be…and I made a sock… hooray!!
I can see where sock knitting for myself will be a challenge to figure out the right sock formula to fit my small feet. I will try the pattern I used again--which was really good and with photos that really helped a lot--the Basic 4 ply Sock Pattern and Tutorial by Winwick Mum. But I will go down a needle size, start with fewer stitches for hopefully a better fit, shorten the heel flap, and use some better yarn. This cheap wool with a touch of acrylic along with the nylon was not a good combo, and the yarn was split-y--will not buy again. So with the wonkiness, I’m not going to use my time and energy to make another sock to make this a pair, even though I have yarn. For all the wonkiness, and it ending up not fitting, I LOVED knitting the sock! Magic Loop is fantastic fun! This may end up becoming a toy of some sort for Luna… who loves yarn as much as her mummy! ;)
Anyway, it's good to be back here... I didn't think I'd be away from here so many days! Very much behind with you all and need to catch up. Thank you to all who left comments, and for those who took time to send an email, or an e-card, to be in touch. I'm feeling a little better, slowly... And I will be back here on Monday with some more to share!