I know I said I’d work on socks during lunch break, but I love hexipuffs too much! Technically, I am working with sock yarn, so it should all count, right?
Although I finished smocked sock 1 last week, I just haven’t had any desire to cast-on the next one yet. I’m just not happy with sock 1 for so many reasons, none of which have anything to do with the pattern. I just really messed this one up.
I mentioned the heel, I think, a couple posts back. I ended up with about half the stitches I was meant to. That’s really not good. I was following the pattern closely, so I think I lost something in translation. I also am not a fan of the leg. I should’ve thought about this before I went forward. Because I don’t tend to wear very tall socks, I opted for just past the ankle (that and I was running low on the skein I was working with). Well, the pattern increases around the ankle area to accommodate the amount of stitches you’ll need to go about halfway up the leg. So now the sock flares out dramatically around the ankle and doesn’t hold on.
So, I need a temporary break from that project. It’s just driving me up the wall. Instead, I’m working on my hexipuffs! I did, in the end, decide to let Rizzle keep the ones she claimed. After all, she really does love toting them around. I’ve been using up the purple sock yarn for these first batch. I got about 10 hexipuffs from the first sock’s leftovers (not bad at all!), and I’m now on the second sock.
I love this pattern. Each puff is relatively quick to knit up. I’m still a little slow, so it takes me about 30-35 minutes per hexipuff. I think it’s mostly because I knit them while watching podcasts like the Fat Squirrel Speaks on my phone. Keeps me entertained, and they’re so small that it’s like nearly instant satisfaction. I don’t have to work for hours (although I do love to) to have a completed knit.
Anyone else working on hexipuffs?