Thursday, September 30, 2004

not so sock-cessful...

Okay, so I'm fairly new to knitting...but have managed to knit quite a few projects over the last 9 months, or so. I've knit about 5 baby blankets, a few scarves, several bootie and hat sets for friends who've had babies, one incredible shrinking washcloth requested by my six year-old daughter, and now I'm on to socks. I've knit three pairs of socks and I am noticing a problem that I'd like to fix: I end up with small holes when I pick up the gusset stitches. I've tried adding stitches, using smaller needles to pick up the stitches and I'm not seeing much improvement with the hole dilemma. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix the problem? Currently, I'm taking left over yarn and stitching up the gap...which isn't fixing the problem, just the sock.