This is my sixth pair, you guys. Sixth. I have six pairs of crocheted socks just hanging around, waiting their turn to be worn. For the most part I’ve felt confident throughout this Year of the Sock challenge, knowing I’ll finish before the month is over. Don’t get me wrong, I did have my doubts now and then, especially in the beginning when I had no experience in sock making. But now I’ve got six pairs under my belt and I definitely feel more sure about my skills 😀
Crocheting socks is becoming much easier and I understand the components – toe, foot, heel, ankle, cuff. Top-down or toe-up, I’m getting better and better. This month, I felt I could start to experiment with sock patterns, very much the same way I experimented with designing amigurumi patterns. I used the same pattern from July, which can be found here on Red Heart, and I made some adjustments to it. The test was to make the socks without looking at the pattern and see if I truly did understand the pattern. And I did it!