Edited to add: I mentioned that in my first round of the 10 rows that on one line somehow I had made a mistake but didn't know where. Well, I figured out what it was.
To those attempting this pattern (or who want to but haven't), there is an error on line 9...it starts with p1, k5 but that leaves you with one extra stitch at the end. I think that is supposed to be a k6 instead so that it all works out. Besides, the rest of the 10 rows all start with p1, k6 and end with k6, p1 so it only makes sense that there is a typo. I've since changed it on my copy of the pattern.
Just wanted you to be aware...
Will ya look at that? Will wonders never cease? I have finally begun my first ever toe up socks! I used the crochet cast on method (I think that's what it's called) and it wasn't nearly as difficult as I had imagined. The only problem I had was in getting the crochet chain undone to ravel out...not entirely sure I did it correctly, but nonetheless, I did get it out.
This is the beginnings of the Falling In Love pattern from MagKnits, and I only have the first 10 rows done so far. It isn't difficult (at least not at this point, but then you just repeat these 10 rows to get your pattern so I doubt there will be any difficulty), and I think the pattern will look nice with this colour. The pattern gives you options to do short row heels or the gusset/flap heels, but at this point I'm not sure which I'll choose. Normally when I do my socks (which so far have all been top down), I do the heel flap and gussets. But, I think that since this is a new experience for me - the toe up method - it might be a good time to learn a new heel as well. We'll see when I get to that point at which I decide to go with.
I made at least one error in the pattern when I was knitting it, but I couldn't tell what I had done wrong, so I just left it. On the particular line I had to k6 and end with a p1 at the end, but somehow I ended up with 8 stitches left instead of 7 so I just k7 instead. I don't think it will be terribly noticeable.
Also, in the wrap arounds for the toe I messed up a couple of times but that was due to having started it before school and not having enough time to finish it, which resulted in a loss of rhythm doing it. I know that when I do the second sock that I will have to do that section all at the same time...so I don't get lost. But, I will just chalk this up to experience ;o). I'll show more pics another time when there is progress on the sock...like maybe when I get to the heels I'll show you how I'm doing - especially if I decide to go with the short rows.
Now, I must go and do some reading for a book review that is due towards the end of the month. The book is on the history of Prince Edward Island (for my Maritime History class) - some of it is interesting, and some is boring (like the political aspects...). At any rate, it must be done.