Feeling pretty confident in my newly acquired sock knitting skills I decided to really challenge myself and sign up to knit a Wee Tiny Sock. Only at the time I didn't know it was going to be challenging. I figured how hard could it be to make a tiny sock!? Haaaa what do I know!?
I have the basic skills so I was good in that department. I sort of know the terms for the different areas of the sock. I did take a self taught sock anatomy 101 before casting on for the Dirty Pirate Sock. So I was all set. What is the problem you ask? Well dear reader the problem would be the fact that the Wee Sock requires you to use size 0 needles. Let me break it down for you......TOOTH PICKS! Oh and throw in the fact that they were wooden. Every slip of the stitch, I thought the needles were going to break. It was touch and go there for a bit in the beginning. I just had to keep telling myself......"gentle hands." I can't even imagine using a size 000. I bow down to all you knitters that have taken the 000 challenge and have walked away victorious.
After all my hard work.......I am proud to announce it is a bouncing wee tiny Son of a Dirty Pirate.
I will be adding a pirate themed charm to the wee one and turning it into a key chain. The sock stork will then come and pick the tiny one up to deliver it to it's new home.