So it’s Day 7 of the Ravelympics and I have one sock complete. Which seems about right pace-wise.
If it weren’t for two bouts of frogging I’d be a bit further along. The first one, which I mentioned in the last post, was done to avoid pooling. The second one came once I was midway through the toe decreases. I tried the sock on and realized that while the fit was fine through the instep, it got way to baggy by the ball of the foot. So I frogged back a few inches and worked some decreases into the underside of the sock about midway down the foot. I decreased 8 stitches of 16 rows, which was just the right amount because they fit great now.
Both times it’s been hard to decide to frog back. Normally I have no qualms about ripping back to fix something I don’t like, but because these are supposed to be time sensitive it was a harder choice. Ultimately I’m really glad I chose to do it. It would have been sad to have socks I didn’t like at the end of the ravelympics. And I honestly think I still have plenty of time.
I’ve barely done any more work on the cowl. I’ve been focusing on the socks so far. But I would guess I’ll need to change it up more pretty soon, since normally I don’t have this much devotion to a project.