designing, socks

sock #1, done.

Today, instead of doing the work I really ought to be doing, I sat at my computer and watched the latest episode of Glee on Hulu, and finished the first of the neuron knee highs:

neuron sock, toe!

In case you were wondering, it’s rather difficult to take a picture of your own leg in which everything is in-frame and in-focus, particularly on a cold, rainy day. But I did my best. Here’s a back view:

neuron sock #1, finished!

Now, the question that remains is whether or not I can knit the entire second sock, and also put the finishing touches on the pattern, in the next 9 days (that is, before Elinor’s deadline). If not, well, c’est la vie, but I think it would be nice to be able to enter this design into the contest that served to spur me on to actually create this crazy sock I’ve had in my mind ever since I started seeing pictures of neurons on a semi-regular basis here in my graduate program. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve ripped and started over on this sock, but I’m hoping it’s all worth it. The second sock should certainly be easier to knit than the first one, since I’ve worked out all of the kinks already! And I hope y’all will love the pattern, once I get it ready to go. There’s even a little lesson on neurons included!

13 thoughts on “sock #1, done.”

  1. i also just sat and watched glee on my computer instead of doing work. LOVE the socks. LOVE.

    1. Thanks! I’m really happy with how that turned out. I just posted the pattern, by the way…once I realized how close I was to having it done, I decided to just focus all of my energy on getting the math and directions right!


  2. Awesome! I say you finalize the pattern and enter it into the contest and THEN knit the second sock. Just to be sure you can get it done in time.

  3. Amazing sock and it definitely merits entry in the contest! Do whatever it takes, darlin’ – you deserve a shot at the prize.

    I love the pattern, know nothing about neurons (other than I probably have a few which misfire on a regular basis) but would love to knit these socks someday.

    1. Thanks so much! I decided to focus my time on getting the pattern finalized, rather than knitting a second sock, and I’ve got the pattern posted now! And hey, there’s even a little lesson about neurons included in the pattern :)


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