Yesterday I realized that I’d left my sock knitting instructions back at the Morro Bay house, and I was pretty bummed out about that. Then, last night I remembered: Those same instructions were typed on a Word document that I’d saved on my laptop. Hooray! (It doesn’t take much to make me happy, apparently.) So I was able to knit the gusset, turn the heel, and start the ribbing for the cuff on the second sock this morning.
When I’m in Morro Bay, I just take photos for the blog by staging my work-in-progress on the back deck or front porch, usually. Since I’m at the Ventura homestead this weekend, I had to get creative with my photo shoot locations. I took the above photo by placing the socks on a low hedge outside. I also tried photographing the in-progress sock on the sidewalk. I like the way this one came out, so I have to share it:
I originally started knitting this pair for my older brother, who may or may not be reading this right now. As I was knitting the second sock this morning, I had a feeling that this pair might be a little too big for my big bro. So I asked Sean to try it on. My brother wears a size 9 men’s shoe. Sean wears a size 11. He pulled the sock onto his foot, and it fit him perfectly:
So it looks like Sean just got himself another pair of socks. Tomorrow I’m making him be a sock model again. (Remember the first time?) I’m thinking the Ventura Promenade will make a nice backdrop. Stay tuned.