Anyway with this in mind I signed up to 'Knit Socks in a Morning' at Stash Yarns http://stashyarns.co.uk/index.htm in Putney, London. Oh what fun it was. The ever patient Nic showed us the magical world of turning a heel, knitting a gusset (who knew that a sock had a gusset?)and the Kitchener Toe! (A reference to Lord Kitchener the British Secretary of State for War in the 1st World War 1914-1918, below in his iconic recruitment poster. I guess everyone was knitting socks for soldiers, so thus the Kitchener Toe?)
At the end of it I had produced something of which I was inordinately proud. Now I am going to show you a picture and I want you not to laugh!
So this is my sock, kindly modelled by Bunny, who after a Cinderella style audition amongst the soft toys was found to be the only animal with a suitably strange shaped foot!OK, so it's not the finest sock you may have ever seen, but as my sock teacher said, it has all the bits in place, it just needs it's proportions sorting out! So anyway, full of sock joie de vivre I have started a proper big sock, here it is, looks OK so far, no?